by Connie Walters
(Los Angeles, California ,USA)
One of the easiest steps you can take to go green at home is to change your light bulbs. Using compact fluorescent light bulbs will consume less electricity than a conventional light bulb. This will lower your electric bill meaning more cash in your pocket while you do your part in bettering the environment.
Get in the habit of taking shorter showers. Taking a shower for an hour will not get you any cleaner than taking just 15 minutes. This will use a great deal less hot water and consequently you will use less energy which will save you money on your water and energy bill.
Turn things off when you are not present in the room. There’s no need to use power on something no one is around to use, do this and you will notice the amount of electricity you save and the amount of money you save.
Keep things unplugged that aren’t being used. For example, chargers for phones, electric heaters, or even your T.V. Even when you’re not using these electronics they still consume power when they are plugged in. Unplugging them will save power as well as some cash for yourself.
In the winter, use the oven as a heater when possible by keeping the door open after you have cooked a meal. Make sure to turn the oven off before doing this to ensure safety. Going green with your electricity is simple all it takes is a little effort.
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