Ways to Go Green in Your Home

by Christine DemosApril 22, 2011

In honor of Earth Day we’d like to post a few ways to help you “going green” in your home. Going green not only helps the environment, but also make your wallet greener too!

Check that the refrigerator is operating at the right temperature

  • Fridge 37 – 40 F
  • Freezer 0 – 5 F

Clean your air filters

  • Save up to 5% of your heating/cooling costs!

Use the dishwasher; uses less water than hand washing.

  • Save up to $40

Test toilet for leaks

  • Use food coloring in the tank; if it leaks into the bowl, you have a leak.
  • Save thousands of gallons of water!
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Christine Demos
Christine is the Content Marketing Specialist for Homes.com. She's a small town girl at heart, who currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband and their fur baby. When she's not working, she enjoys cooking, decorating, traveling, and binge watching Netflix. As a proud Virginia Tech alum, she also loves cheering on the Hokies!
  • April 25, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Love the water saving ideas. Out here in the desert, water is a valuable asset. Many scientist say we are abusing available water and are headed toa shortage in the near future.

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