Save power and money while also helping the environment!
Add Energy-Saving Features to Your Home
Install energy-saving lamps in your home - but be sure to dispose of old bulbs safely.
Make sure your walls and ceilings are insulated, and consider double-pane windows. Explore green design features for your building, like passive solar heating, a rainwater catchment or greywater recycling system, and recycled materials.
Choose energy efficient appliances, including low flow shower heads, faucets, and toilets.
Choose furnishings that are second-hand or recycled.
Use biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products - for your health and environment.
Keep the thermostat relatively low in winter and ease up on the air conditioning in summer. Keep your A/C filters clean to keep the A/C operating at peak efficiency.
Unplug your electronics when not in use. To make it easier, use a power strip. Even when turned off, items like your television, computer, and cellphone charger still sip power.
Dry your clothes naturally whenever possible rather than using power-guzzling tumble dryers.