Wednesday, June 12, 2013

[Real Estate Corner]

3 Easy Steps To Make Your Home ‘Green’ and Save $

Step #1:  Change the light bulbs.  Replacing one light bulb with a compact fluorescent or LED bulb can save almost $50 over its lifetime.  Shop for environmental products at:

Step #2:  Replace bathroom faucets.  Water-efficient products can save an average family 500 gallons of water each year.  Faucets account for about 15% of a family’s water consumption.  Learn more at:

Step #3:  Recycle gray water.  An average bath uses 30 to 50 gallons of water and it flows into the same sewer system as when you flush the toilet.  A better use of this “gray water” from showers, tubs, and washing machines is to water the landscape.  It conserves water, lowers the load on sewer systems, and saves money.   For info, go to: 

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