Smart Recycling

Originally posted on The Sustainable Solution:

Save Energy and Save Money!

  • Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs.
  • Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when your older incandescent bulbs burn out.
  • Unplug appliances when you’re not using them. Or, use a “smart” power strip that senses when appliances are off and cuts “phantom” or “vampire” energy use.
  • Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine wash clothes goes to heating the water.
  • Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise used up drying your clothes.

Save water to save money!

  • Take shorter showers to reduce water use. This will lower your water and heating bills too.
  • Install a low-flow showerhead. They are inexpensive, and the water and energy savings can quickly pay back your investment.

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