Friday, January 04, 2008

How to be "Green" and save

Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit
Increase your air conditioner thermostat by 3 degrees Fahrenheit in summer
Lower your thermostat by 2 degrees Fahrenheit in winter
Wash your clothes in cold water
Air dry your clothes during summer (and in winter in a sunlit room)
Turn off unneeded lights
Unplug the extra fridge in the garage
Insulate your hot water heater (you can use old blankets for this)
Here are a few more, gleaned from other sources:

Wash dishes by hand rather than in the dishwasher
Turn off and unplug unused appliances that have a stand-by function
Take shorter showers
Turn your thermostat down when you go out in winter
Turn your air conditioning thermostat up when you go out in summer
Turn your winter thermostat down when you go to bed (and use your winter-weight bedding)
Close your blinds/curtains to provide extra insulation
Turn the TV off when you’re not watching it

Happy saving (your cash and the planet)!

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