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5 Simple Projects to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, energy, home, protection )

- 1959 days ago -
When it comes to green energy, there are plenty of little things homeowners can do to help. Both minor adjustments and major investments can help reduce the amount of energy you waste in a given year and thereby lower your heating and cooling bills

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Kit B (276)
Monday January 14, 2013, 9:53 am

Hot water heaters can be replaced by either solar heaters or the most efficient and cost effective "in-line" or tank less water heaters. There is no need to wait between taking a shower and washing dishes - these allow for a constant flow of hot water without a need for a tank. Insulation should also include (for those with a home and not an apartment) use of inexpensive reflective lining of the roof.

Jerry B (128)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:19 am
Noted, We have been doing a few things at our house and it does help, good stuff ..thanks Cher!

Lisa N (206)
Monday January 14, 2013, 11:50 am
Ditto Jerry! Thanks Cher.

Christeen A (369)
Monday January 14, 2013, 12:43 pm
Great tips. Thank you.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday January 14, 2013, 12:47 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Carol H (229)
Monday January 14, 2013, 5:19 pm
noted, thanks Cher

Kathleen R (138)
Monday January 14, 2013, 6:15 pm
read & noted

Talya H (10)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:40 pm

Quanta Kiran (67)
Monday January 14, 2013, 9:48 pm

Robert O (12)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 12:32 am
Thanks Cher. It's better for the environment and easier on the pocketbook and if you're on a tight budget like me, any little savings is a great thing.

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:51 am
Some good ideas here, but be careful what type of trees you plant near a house - the root systems can grow into drains and foundations of the building and paths and drives and cause tremendous damage. Also, if planted too close, the leaves will fall into the guttering and they need to be cleared. I'mnot saying don't plant trees, just be careful of the type of tree you plant, and how close you plant it.

Justin M (2)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 11:07 am
We have a few trees planted in our front yard (which also happens to be the west side of the house) as well as the backyard. Unfortunately the ones in the front won't have matured for years to come though.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 1:14 pm
Thanks Cher.

. (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:11 pm
I live in a tiny apartment, but the tips are good enough to pass to my friends with houses. Thanks, Cher.

Aditya n (8)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 10:24 pm

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Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:32 am
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