We all have a responsibility to protect our environment and conserve resources. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be difficult. You can make a big impact by changing your lifestyle in small ways. Handyman Connection of McKinney discusses four easy ways you can create a green home:
- Change Your Lightbulbs – One of the easiest ways you can save money and help the environment is to replace your current light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. CFLs are more efficient than ordinary light bulbs because they convert most of the energy they consume into light instead of heat. This means that these lights can consume up to 75% less electricity and can last up to 10 times longer when compared with typical light bulbs.
- Repair Your Leaks as Soon as You Can – Since 1950, the US population has grown by only 90% yet household water consumption has increased by 200%. We use a tremendous amount of water each day at about 100 gallons. We all need to make sure that we use this water efficiently, and this means repairing leaks as soon as possible. A leaky faucet can waste up to 74 gallons and a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons.
- Recycle Your Electronics – Electronics recycling can help prevent millions of pounds of heavy metals and chemicals from being wasted. It also helps conserve our limited landfill space. For instance, if a million people recycled one CRT TV in a year, this would prevent four million pounds of lead from being introduced to our landfills.
- Get an Energy Audit – An energy audit will tell you how much energy you are using for your home and where most of that energy goes. This information will help you determine what lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your home’s energy consumption. Typically, an energy audit can show homeowners how to save up to 30% on their energy bills. Find energy auditors by researching or by calling your utility company.
These are just a few of the ways you can make your home greener and help the environment. Handyman Connection of McKinney is the leading home maintenance expert in our local area. We provide various services that can improve your home, so we can help you implement various strategies to make it more green. Contact us to learn more easy ways to help the environment or ask us for a free estimate.