When it comes to going green, less is always more. It is not necessary to spend tons of money on green appliances and solar siding. It is more important to make minor changes to your home which can help improve the quality of the environment around us.
1. Keep an eye on the temperature. Set your thermostat a few degrees lower when you leave the house and when you’re sleeping. In the spring and summer, open the windows and let in the fresh, cool air rather than blasting the air conditioner.
2. Conserve water. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and while you lather shampoo into your hair during your shower. Turning the water off for these few minutes each day can save gallons of water.
3. Use eco-friendly lighting. By installing chic, eco-friendly lighting which typically uses compact fluorescent light bulbs uses less than half the energy of regular light bulbs. This means lower electricity bills and changing light bulbs less often.
4. Be a green cleaner. There are environmentally cleaning products on the shelves which eliminate harsh chemicals that pollute the air and instead use non-toxic natural substances such as coconut oil, sage, and eucalyptus.
By making one or all of these basic changes to your home, you’ll be on your way to becoming a greener citizen!