A compact flourescent light (CFL) uses approximately 75% less energy than an incandescent bulb.
Properly setting a
programmable thermostat to lower the temperature just 8⁰F in the winter when you're at work or asleep can save up to
$180 per year.
Numerous electrical products including TVs, Microwaves, air conditioners, and computers draw power 24 hours a day without
being "turned on". A typical American home has up to 40 of these devices drawing Stand By Power
which account for almost 10% of total electrical usage.
Routine maintenance and tuning of furnaces and boilers can improve their energy efficiency by 3% to 10%.
Installing an R-11 Water Heater Insulation Wrap costing only $20 can save up to $40 per
year on hot water costs.
Proper landscaping around your home can create air spaces which help insulate your home year round.
Green Living Tips
On average 460 lbs of C02 are released to deliver 1 million BTUs of energy in the form of electricty to your home. Where as
only 118 lbs of CO2 are released per million BTU from Natural Gas. What does this mean? It's better for the environment to use natural gas for
heating or cooking than electricity.
"Each ENERGY STAR qualified home can keep 4,500lbs of greenhouse gases out of our air each year. And Because our homes have
such a long life-span, this environmental benefit lasts for many many years." -