Going green is not only good for the planet, it can also be good for your wallet. Here are some simple ideas you can do to do two good things at once:
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs)
Do you know those curly-fry looking light bulbs you’ve seen everywhere? Those cut down on your energy usage and therefore save you money on your next electric bill. The next time your incandescent bulb burns out, consider a CFL as a replacement.
In the winter, set your thermostat a few degrees lower. In the summer, set it a little bit higher. Doing these things probably won’t change the comfort of your home too much but will save you when it comes to your bill.
Cut out the plastic water bottles
They cost too much money and you can accomplish the same thing by filtering regular water from your sink and putting it in a permanent aluminum bottle. Buying filters every few months is so much cheaper than buying water bottles all the time. Plus, you won’t have so much plastic waste accredited to you.
Speaking of water…
Consider installing low-flow showerheads. They are relatively inexpensive and you will like what you see when you get your next water bill.