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How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME ÉCO-FRIENDLY Roof Solar Panels Not only providing an average savings of 50% on annual electricity bills, solar panels also qualify for government tax credits of up to 30% of Bedroom system costs. Insulation Solar panel systems can pay for themselves within 5 years of installation and last up to 25 years. Installing environmentally friendly insulation in your home can reduce your annual heating and cooling bill up to 30%. Uninsulated exterior walls can account for more than 20% of the heat loss in your home. Bathroom Shower Toilet Standard showerheads use 4-6 gallons per minute. Low-flow showerheads use 1.5-2 gallons per minute. As much as 40% of our drink- ing water is flushed down toilets. Modern high-efficiency toilets use less than 2 gallons per flush. Low-flow showerheads can save a family of four 350 gallons of water a week - about $73 per year. If your toilet is leaking, get it fixed. A leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water every day. Kitchen Bath Baths use 3x more water than Refrigerator showers. Nearly 20% of homes have at least 2 refrigerators. Getting rid of that old fridge in the garage could save you as much as $150 a year. Appliance use comprises about 18% of an average home's total energy bill. The older the model, the more energy it uses. Sink Living Room By placing an aerator on all household faucets, you can cut your annual water consumption by almost 50%. Electronics A phantom load is the energy that is consumed by electronics even when they are turned off. Dish Washing By completely unplugging electronic devices when they are not in use, you can save at least $200 on your annual The average dishwasher uses more than 10 gallons of water. Dishwashers can use up to 1,000 kWh per year. Washing by hand can save $100 per year on your electricity bill. energy bill. Energy-efficient TV's consume 100 watts or less, which results in around 35% savings on your annual electricity bill. Fireplace Light Bulbs Convert traditional wood or gas fireplaces to a modern EcoSmart Fire. These clean-burning fireplaces will heat your living room without releasing any harmful emissions. Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs use 66% less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and last up to 10 times longer. By replacing a traditional 100-watt bulb with a modern 32-watt CFL, you can save $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. EcoSmart Fires are fueled by e-NRG bioethanol - a denatured alcohol manufactured from biological products. Their vent-free nature also makes them incredibly efficient since you won't be losing any heat up your chimney! Laundry Room Washing Machines Energy-efficient washing machines use 20% less electricity than conventional machines and 35% less Dryers water. Avoid wasting energy by using the moisture sensor function Also, clean your clothes with cold water. Almost 85% of the energy used to wash your clothes goes towards heating that allows the dryer to stop once a certain level of dryness is reached. the water. Even energy-efficient washing machines use around 40 gallons of water per load. Washing full loads reduces the number of loads per week Hang dry your clothes if possible. Clothing will last longer, it reduces household costs and cuts energy consumption. and saves time, money and water. TM ecosmart Fire Sources

How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

shared by StaceySD on Feb 19
Going green is not only good for the environment, but can be cost-effective as well. Check out the infographic below that shows what areas of your home you can make more environmentally friendly. From...


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