Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Day 2012

Earth Day is April 22, 2012 and we wanted to post some ways that you can participate in Earth Day through home ownership. Below you will find tips for ways to help, but in general remember to:

9 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient!!!

1. Make sure your walls and attic are well insulated
2. Upgrade or replace windows
3. Plant shade trees and shrubs around your house
4. Replace an older furnace with a high-efficiency system
5. Improve the efficiency of your hot water system
6. Replace incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
7. If you buy a new refrigerator, don’t leave the old one plugged in
8. Take advantage of new tax incentives to improve your home
9. Schedule an energy audit for more expert advice on your home as a whole

For further information on how to make your home more energy efficient please read the full article at

9 Ways to Make Your Apartment or Condo More Energy Efficient!!!

1. Unplug the electronic items such as computers, televisions, cell phone chargers, etc.
2. Turn down your thermostat
3. Replace incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
4. Switch to cold-water washing
5. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
6. Stop junk mail by going to to be taken off the mailing lists
7. Use non-toxic, environmentally safe, biodegradable cleaning products
8. Use reusable bags
9. Only run your dishwasher or clothes washer when they are full

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