Make Your Home A Greener Place

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It has never been more effortless to make the decision to change your place to a green house, and in the process, save some cash. Everyone of us must do as much as we can to rid of waste and pollution, thereby restoring earth to a clean state. There are numerous ways that this can be done around our individual places, and it is something that each of us have to begin doing. Lots of people’s income is wasted by having dwellings that are really inefficient.


Housing insulation standards were increased just some time ago, so virtually all houses are not insulated very well. You could thus make a big improvement by tackling your house’s insulation, firstly in the attic and sidewalls, and then installing more efficient windows where necessary. As prices of energy go up, it will take less time to replace the additional cost of upgrading your house.

Given how sparingly people drink water, you would assume there was a dearth, but not so if you consider how much water is otherwise unnecessarily used up. Simply changing our toilets to the water-saver type will stop a vast amount of water from being flushed down the sewer. In most homes except the newly built ones, one flush of the toilet uses up three and a half gallons of water, whereas the current models use only one and quarter gallons. If you did nothing more than this, in making your place green, it would make lots of difference in your water bills. Standard light bulbs are extremely inefficient and are responsible for a lot of energy wastage in almost all homes.


You would have to replace a compact fluorescent bulb only once for each 10 standard light bulbs, and you would have saved 85% of the energy. These bulbs may cost a little more in the beginning but will save a lot in the long run, which makes this another obvious way to convert your place into a green home. As their efficiency is even higher, you could think about possibly switching to LED lights. If your house’s insulation is sub-standard, it will leak heat during the winter months and let the heat in in summertime, which means you will gain throughout the year by improving this aspect of your house. A full green house will not merely have more insulation put in, but better doors and windows, as well.

Another area where energy can be saved is the heating up of water for washing the clothes and dishwashing. Modern detergents used for doing the laundry and washing the dishes have become so good, that the washing can be done in cold water. Your washing machine’s energy consumption is mostly from having to heat the water, which may be eliminated by switching to cold water. Once again, this is a simple, effortless method to green your house. You may feel that using a dishwasher is a bad thing, but you really use less water with a dishwasher than washing the dishes manually. After reading these suggestions, there’s no excuse for anyone not going green.