Live Green

Try making just one new change or adding one new habit each week. You’ll be surprised how it adds up after just one year.

Here a few ideas:

  • Consider becoming a shoe –free household. This can help keep your front entries clutter free and indoor air quality cleaner.
  • Wrap your hot water heater with insulation. This can help keep as many as 1,000 pounds of global warming CO2 a year out of the upper atmosphere.
  • Use cold water to wash clothes. This can save up to 80% of your energy used to wash clothes in hot water.
  • Shut down your home computer every night.
  • Install a programmable thermostat that lets you automatically lower the temperature when no one is home or when you are asleep.
  • Install showerheads that deliver water in multiple small streams. They keep water warmer, make rinsing easier and save water.
  • Add an aerator to your faucet to reduce water needed to wash hands or rinse dishes.
  • Install new energy efficient laundry washers and dryers.