8 Ways to Go Green at Home

8 Ways to Go Green at Home

Tips to a Greener Home

A listing of 8 easy tips to making your home greener and protecting your local environment.

1. Go Solar
Operate your home utilities on renewable energy generated from the sun and sell the excess to your local power company.

2. Collect Run Off Rain in Barrel for Yard
Collecting rain in a barrel is a great way of accessing water for plants and your yard. One inch of rainfall on a 1,000 square foot room can gather 600 gallons.

3. Treat Windows
Add a low emittance coating to your windows.

4. Seal Gaps in Doors and Windows
Sealing the gaps of your doors and windows will help to keep drafts from coming in or leave as well as seal your air or heat from inside the home from escaping.

5. Clean Paint Brushes Inside
Wash your paint brushes in the sink not in the yard where the chemicals will contaminate your local area.

6. Properly Dispose of Paint Cans
Utilize your local hazardous waste collection program for disposing of items such as paint cans.

7. Don’t Spray Pesticides Before Rain
The average homeowner uses ten times the amount of pesticides per acre of lawn than the average farmer uses on an acre of crops.

8. Clean up Grass Clippings
Do not let grass clippings wash into the sewer drains,
Posted on Aug 19, 2013


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