Monday, July 6, 2009

Reduce Carbon Footprint with Green Home

Green home reduces wastage of natural resource and save environment and your money. Green living is the mantra or secret of saving earth or environment. Green home enables you to reduce your carbon footprint. Here are some tips for making or converting your home to green home.

  • Eat Organic Food: If you have a chance to eat organic food, do so because it will prevent food producers from using pesticides and other dangerous chemicals. Choose local organic food where available, because organic food uses less energy to produce than non-organic alternatives.

  • Clean Your Fridge: Refrigerators use a tremendous amount of energy every year. To cut down on waste, clean the condenser coils every year. Also, do not keep the temperature unnecessarily low.

  • Buy Recyclable Products: When deciding between products, pick the one that can be recycled rather than sent to a landfill when you are done using it.

  • Close Vents and Doors of Unused Rooms: Close all the air vents and the door in the unused room. By doing this, your heating and cooling systems will not have to work harder to regulate extra space that just goes unused anyway.

  • Donate Goods: If you no longer need something that might be useful to someone else, try to donate the goods rather than throwing them away.

  • Use Compact Fluorescent Lamps: CFL lamps can be used instead of using traditional bulbs. CFL consumes less electricity and emits less heat. This helps to keep room temperature cool and make a good saving on your monthly utility bills

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