Green Living Tips

There are simple, easy low cost changes that we can make within our homes to help us save energy, overall cost and lessen our impact on the planet.  Below I’ve listed some easily incorporated suggestions that we can employ to begin our journey to a greener, more efficient lifestyle.


faucet-adapter1 | Install a water-saver faucet adapter to start flow quickly with the back of your hand and shut off flow when you release. Investment: From $17. Savings: 2.2 gallons per minute.




toilet-tank-bank2 | Displace water in your toilet tank with a weighted 2-liter plastic bottle, a toilet tank bank or a brick. Toilets use more water than washing machines or showers. Investment: Free! Savings: 0.5 gallon per flush.




shower adapter3 | Slow flow with a shower adapter. At around 95°, the volume slows to prevent warm water waste. Just pull the cord when you’re ready to rinse. Investment: $30. Savings: 2.5+ gallons per minute.



insulated-water-heater4 | Wrap your water heater with insulation to reduce heat loss. Investment: $20 for insulation from your local home improvement store. Savings: Reduce your home energy use by approximately 9%.




programmable thermostat

5 | Install a program­mable thermostat so that your heating/cooling system runs only when you need it. Investment: $36. Savings: Reduce home energy use by up to 33%.