Keeping it Green

Tips to save valuable resources

Keeping It Green

 

Energy-Saving Tips That Save Real Money

While many of us want to set into motion practices that save energy as the environmental benefits are obvious, real savings in your pocket book is another huge benefit. Below are some ideas to pad your wallet while improving our environment--all at the same time!

  • Washing clothes only in cold water will save the average-sized family $63 per year
  • Changing your light bulbs to the improved halogen incandescents, CFL'S or LED'S will result in at least a 33% energy reduction--perhaps as much as an 80% reduction
  • Keep your vehicle's tires properly inflated, this will save you $61 every year
  • Install a programmable thermostat, it will lower your electric bill by 10%. This $50 investment will pay for itself in less than one year
  • A person who is able to telecommute from home for their job just two days a week will save at least $450 per year
  • A well-placed tree can save cooling costs by up to 25%. Plant evergreen trees to the north and leafy shade trees to the south and east
  • Whenever possible, use small kitchen appliances such as a microwave oven, crock pot or toaster oven instead of your large oven. These appliances use 75% less energy.