Easy Ways to Make your Home More Eco-Friendly Tip #2

Use less energy.

If you don’t have the money to buy a hybrid car or convert your house to solar power, you can make a big difference with small changes.

  • Buy energy efficient appliances.  They may be more expensive, but make up for the increased cost in lower energy bills.
  • Unplug chargers when you’re not using them.  Cell phone and other chargers use up powers even if there’s nothing attached to them.unplugcharger
  • Put devices with remotes, like T.V.s, VCRs, and stereos, on a power strip and turn it off when you’re not using them.  These devices use a lot of power to run the remote receiver even when the device is off.
  • Walk or ride your bike for short trips.
  • Buy local products. It takes energy to transport food and other products across the country. Buying local not only supports your local economy, it helps them use less energy.

When it comes to saving energy and water, it’s a great idea to get the kids involved. You can even make it a game. Have them track how much water and electricity everyone is using. You can compete to see who uses the least water.  You can often count on your kids to help keep you on track when given the task.

Comments

  1. maribel ramirez says:

    I like to save power by unplugging the tv cord whenever im not using the tv. This makes a big savings on your budget

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