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October 29, 2014
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If you decide to make additional adjustments to increase the efficiency of your home, the good news is that it need not be complicated. From updating your appliances to installing new lighting, green energy may also help save money, too and have a positive impact on the environment.

Swap Incandescent for LED Bulbs

You may have heard that the easiest way you can save money and “go green” is by swapping your incandescent bulbs for more energy-efficient options. LEDs are a great option as they require less energy and lumens to produce the same amount of light that traditional bulbs produce – plus they have longer lifespans.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

You can also install a programmable thermostat in order to save on your energy costs. The latest thermostat technology can adapt to the behaviors, preferences, and schedules in your household, automatically adjusting the temperature when no one is home, for example.

Increase Insulation

You may pay more for your energy if your windows are not properly insulated, as they can make it harder for your HVAC system to regulate inside temperatures. Installing double-paned windows is a project that can be completed over a weekend, and could make a huge impact on your energy bills.

If you want to make your home “greener”, discuss your options with an energy supplier. They may be able to help you find other ways to save money on your energy.

 

Source(s)

http://www.diynetwork.com/home-improvement/14-ways-to-go-green-and-save-money/index.html
http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/green-home-improvements-slideshow.htm
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=13107876
http://www.bhgrealestate.com/Live/Live-Green/Green-Build/Ten-Tips-On-Making-Your-Home-More-Eco-Friendly.html