Earth Day Tips To Make Your Home More Green

Posted by wadmin on Friday, April 21, 2017

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Spring is here and summer is on the way! Earth Day is almost here! What are some home improvements you can do to make your home greener? Here are a few tips from Consumer Affairs.

Use power strips

Electronics can be a huge energy drain, even when they’re turned off. But plugging electronics and appliances into a power strip can help stop electronics from draining electricity when they are in standby mode.

Using power strips, and turning them off when you leave a room, can cut your power usage by up to 10%.

Fix leaky faucets

One drip per second from a leaky faucet wastes 540 gallons of water per year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A dripping faucet can also annoy the eardrums and be a burden to one’s wallet.

To fix a leaky faucet, homeowners can either hire a professional or endeavor to fix the problem on their own. Do-it-yourselfers can tackle the job in just five steps using this tutorial from Popular Mechanics.

Opt for LED lights

LED lights use 85% less energy than conventional bulbs, last longer, and can save homeowners $100 over their lifespan.

Nicholson recommends opting for LEDs over compact fluorescent bulbs. Despite being the more expensive option, LEDs last much longer and don’t contain mercury.

Swapping out your old bulbs for LEDs can also make your home more attractive to potential buyers and increase the value of your home, making them well worth the initial investment.

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