North American Coalition for Maintaining Mother Earth

Posted by Alexa On November - 28 - 2016 0 Comment

Save energy, save money and save the planet; that’s what you can do if you start making your home just a little more eco-friendly. Well, you alone can’t really save the planet, but every little contribution does mean a lot. Making your house eco-friendly will help you save energy and that saves money. Really there is no reason not to make your home eco-friendly, so all you need is a little help to get you started. Here are just a few quick ways you can make your home eco-friendly.

  • The thermostat: The best way to save energy is to keep your thermostat at a reasonable temperature. It is recommended to keep it at 78 in the summer and 68 in the winter. When you are not home for long periods of time, consider raising or lowering (in the summer and winter, respectively) your temperature about 10 degrees to save a little extra.
  • Recycling: This is the easiest way to make your home eco-friendly. Don’t only recycle returnables but recycle all materials. This will reduce the amount of waste you and your family contribute to landfills.
  • Check your seals: Make sure that all the doors and windows in your home are well sealed. This ensures when you turn on the air conditioning and the heat that you are not wasting any air or energy.
  • Check your faucets: Make sure none of your faucets are leaky. This will conserve water and will save you money on your water bill.

These few things can help you save money and will make your home a little more eco-friendly. There are many other things you can do to make your home a little more “green,” but these are quick little ways to get started. If you are currently looking for a new home and are considering living on the west coast then check out Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers for real estate in Oregon. They offer services for Corvallis, Albany, and Lebanon Oregon real estate. They can help you sell your old home as well as buy a new one.


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