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Ten Ways to ‘Green’ Your Home in Ten Minutes!

Going green is an easy way to lessen your impact on our environment and save your family money. A few simple tips and tricks can get you there in no time at all.
First, evaluate habits and talk to your family to maximize their green potential:
-Turn off lights when you leave the room
-Limit shower time
-Only run the dishwasher and washing machine when full
-Unplug electronics not being used to stop draining “phantom electricity”
Next, make a bigger impact with updates to your home:
-Swap incandescent light bulbs for florescent bulbs
-Turn your water heater down a few degrees and wrap it in an insulation blanket to prevent heat loss
-Don’t overly heat or cool your home while keeping the air filters clean
-Properly seal windows and doors to prevent air seepage
-Use household cleaners that do not contain harmful chemicals
-Keep a recycling bin by the trash for easy sorting of recyclables
For resources to learn more in your area, look into the Connecticut chapters of the Sierra Club, Green Building Council, and Green Scene. With a few fast changes in your home, you can be on your way to a greener home and a cleaner neighborhood.What’s 1 more click? Your boss isn’t watching… Incandescent Light Bulb Hoarder Confesses the Error of His Ways

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