Want to save money with money saving tips? It’s easy to save money in these tough economic times. Do you want to learn more on how to accomplish that?
Maybe you already have started with a few ideas and you’re looking for some more to do your part in making a better more Energy Efficient world. At the same time reducing your “footprint” on the environment and put money back into your pocket. It seems lately all we hear about is how we all should be going Green. Lets take a look at a few ways to accomplish this and at the same time putting some of that hard earned cash back into your pocket instead of throwing it out the window.
Lately, more and more products are being made Energy Efficient. Lets start off with a few easy ones such as our light bulbs, household appliances, building materials and a big one right now with skyrocketing fuel prices; our cars!
You’ve already heard about how we should be replacing those old incandescent light bulbs with the newer alternative Compact Fluorescent Lamps. For now the Compact Fluorescent is better on your pocket book and a good Energy Efficient alternative. What they don’t tell you is how to dispose of those Compact Fluorescent Lamps or any Fluorescent lamp for that matter. Do you just throw it in the trash? Heck no! You should not throw them in your trash. It’s bad for our environment. Have you ever replaced a lamp only to break it in the process? A Compact Fluorescent Lamp poses a problem, there is mercury vapor in it. You need to be careful with replacement and disposal. This is why we are starting to see the dawn of the LED lamp. LED is quite a bit more expensive right now but we should start to see the price drop as more people become educated on the dangers that are present with Compact Fluorescents. The LED does have a longer life and you don’t have to worry about harming the environment or yourself by inhaling the mercury vapor, should you happen to break a lamp. Contact your local department of sanitation office for a fluorescent disposal location.
Our household appliances are catching on as well. We are already able to purchase better Energy Efficient refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, toasters, blenders and the list goes on and on. There are a number of ways to reduce your consumption of energy with these newer products. What about your air conditioner, your water heater and your furnace? These are huge energy users and there are easy ways to reduce their energy consumption as well.
The materials we use in building our homes have caught on too. Have you checked your windows? We lose almost half of our heat through our windows and doors. There are things you can do to stop this loss; the first being to replace them for better built ones and you will receive a tax credit for doing just that. There is more you can do here to save yourself some of your cash.
Even with our cars there is a need to reduce fuel consumption and with the new Hybrids coming out we are accomplishing this. There are new ways out right now that will make even the Hybrids more efficient.
There are also products being made that can and will make more homes less dependent on the power grid. Such as Wind Turbines and making a come back in a huge way is Solar Energy.