New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home Part 3
Every year when January rolls around we vow to lose weight, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do we set for our home? Let us guide you through 5 ideas for your home this New Year.
- Shrink your bills
When people think of going green, they often think it takes solar panels or a hybrid car to make a difference. But in actuality it just takes a few common sense ideas to make a difference.
The best place to start is by cutting your energy usage in your home:
-Remember your mom’s advice and switch off the lights when you leave a room.
-Turn off your air conditioner when you leave the house and dial your heater down to 55 degrees at night.
-Install compact fluorescent bulbs and low-flow showerheads.
-Try drying some of your clothes on the line and wait for the dishwasher or washing machine to be full before you run them.
-Turn off your power strips and/or set your home computer to revert to sleep mode when not in use.
-Water your yard less. Put in drought-tolerant landscaping if necessary.
-Give composting a try. Your garden will thank you.
Contact us to discuss green remodeling projects for your home.Share