Going Green in your Raleigh Home will help you save green every month. You do not have to build a new home from the ground up to have a healthier, greener home in Raleigh. These quick home tips will help save the earth while reducing your monthly housing expenses too.
TAKE YOUR TEMPERATURE
Turn your hot water temperature down to 120 degrees and cut hot water heating energy compsumption
SWITCH THE LIGHTS
Compact fluorescent light bulbs use up to 75% less energy than traditional bulbs. Replace them in highly used fixtures such as porch lights, bathroom vanities, and office lights.
Install low-flow shower heads and faucets to cut back on water flow or shorten your shower time and your water and heating bill
Use a power strip for your Raleigh home office or entertainment center. Even in standby mode, electronics account for 15% of the household electricity.
Remember to turn off the light when you leave the room and to unplug your computer and other appliances when not in use. These small gestures will save you money and protect these items during bad weather. 5 to 10% of your energy cost goes towards lighting
of all your appliances your refrigerators will use the most electricity in your Raleigh home. Adjust the temperature to 37 degrees F and your freezer to 0 degrees F and save.
in cold water and save roughly 36 cents a load.
DRY CLOTHES OUTSIDE
Hang your heavy duty clothes and bed linens outside and get that fresh smell. You’ll also be reducing the amount of energy you use in your home.
Search for hidden air leaks around doors, window, electric outlets and in your attic, basement or crawl space too. Seal them with caulk, spray foam or weather stripping. With four seasons in Raleigh sealing a home can cut energy consumption by up to 10 percent.
Lower your themostat at night and stay warm with a down comforter. For each degree you lower it, you’ll reduce heating cost 3% to 5%.
Look for Energy Star-rated products for your Raleigh home. They can save you a third of energy cost.
Going Green with Raleigh real estate can turn your home into an energy-efficient investment.
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!