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Earth Day Every Day....

Its Earth Day today!
Just like the saying "A dog is not just for Christmas" lets turn Earth Day into "Earth Day Every Day"
Here's 15 ways to GREEN YOUR HOUSE and also save you some cash
1. Unplug all unnecessary electrical items such as laptop, computer, lamps, toaster, coffee maker etc..  A $30 power strip known as the Smart Strip automatically cuts power to devices that don’t need it when they’re off, such as a DVD player, while maintaining power to those that do, such as a cable box
2. Properly insulate your home from the heat and cold so you use less heat or air conditioning 
3. Close doors to rooms that are not in use
4.  During the summer close your shades or curtain so the sun cannot heat your rooms up further
5.  During the winter open your shades or curtains so the winter sun can heat your rooms up
6. Buy a low-flow toilet, which uses up less water each time you flush, or you can make your own.  Just drop a soda bottle filled with sand or water into the back of your toilet, and it will use up less water
7. Plant a tree, not only does a tree recycle pollution from the air but it also provides shade, especially if planted near your home
8.  Recycle your trash and collect Recycle points for free coupons
9. Substituting compact fluorescent light bulbs for incandescent bulbs will save around $30 per light bulb and pays for itself after six months, according to the Energy Department.
10. Since 1992 legislation, all new showerheads must have a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute or lower. We recently looked at the Evolve Roadrunner Showerhead  which can save a family of 3 up to $75 and 2,700 gallons of water per year
11. Wrap an insulation blanket around your water heater and lower its running cost as much as 9 percent.
12. Install dimmer switches in the living and dining rooms and three bedrooms to dial down electricity fees about $37 a year
13. Run a full dishwasher whenever possible — it uses half or less of the water and energy of washing the same dishes by hand. And don't waste water by rinsing before loading (today's machines are designed to power off the mess)
14. Invest in a faucet-mounted water filter, and use refillable bottles. By giving up bottled water, a family of four can save about $1,250 a year
15. Lower your heater's temp by 2 degrees to potentially lower your bill about $40 a year. In warm months, set the AC at 78 degrees (at 73 degrees, you'll pay 40 percent more!)

Here are all the Earth Day Freebies - Enjoy



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