So you have an old house but you still want to think and live green. Here are a few tips that can help you retrofit and teach your old Central Ohio home a new "Green " trick.
•1. Replace old windows with energy efficient windows. If replacing windows is not in the budget prevent drafts with caulk or seal the window off with plastic.
•2. By using recycled flooring products we can reduce our dependency on fossil fuel and. Using natural fiber rugs and flooring is also effective in reducing oil requirements.
•3. When you think paint ...think "Green". Not only does it helps shrink our carbon footprint it is a wonderful way to improve indoor air quality in your Central Ohio home.
•4. Replace old fashioned light bulbs with LED lights which are more reliant and energy efficient. Studies show that by replacing your 5 most used light you will save $100 per year.
•5. When looking to replace appliances look for energy star products. These products save 10-30% on the operating costs.
•6. Add a programmable thermostat. This can save you about 10% on your heating and cooling bill every year.
•7. Plug leaks around doors and plumbing and electrical outlets. These are areas that often go forgotten in our quest to make homes more energy efficient.
•8. Installing a water heater jacket around your water heater and wrapping your pipes is another cost effective way to green up your home and save money.
•9. By spending $100 dollars every two years to have a professional check out your HVAC you can save you 10-15% on your heating and cooling bill each year.
•10. $285 dollars per year can be saved by installing low-flow faucet and shower systems. These systems do not affect water pressure.
Even if you do just one or two of these suggestions they will help your save money and help the environment too.
For More Green Ideas See: Thinking Spring....Think Green for your Landscape
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