Tips for Greener Living

We'd all like to live a little greener, wouldn't we? But it seems daunting, especially when you read stories about people who are so green that they have reduced ther garbage output to one bag a year!
  • Try some of these simple suggestions and you'll be on your way to a more energy-efficient, sustainable lifestyle.

    Do your laundry in cold water, and you'll save 80% of laundry energy, as most of the energy is used to heat the water!

    Turn your thermostat down 2 degrees in the winter and up 2 degrees in the summer. This little change can make a big difference!

    Install a WaterSense-approved showerhead to cut down on your water consumption.

    • Use your ceiling fans in summer AND winter. If you reverse the direction of the blades when colder temps arrive, warm air will be pushed down, keeping the room warmer.
    • Unplug electronics when you are not using them.
    • Run your dishwasher and washing machine only when they are full.
    • Use cloth napkins instead of paper. It will add a touch of elegance to your table and will save a tree too!
    • Reuse aluminum foil.
    • A faucet leaking just one drop per second can send up to ten gellons of water a week right down the drain. So catch those drips when they start!
    • Being green is easier than you think!