We all have a responsibility to protect the environment. Fortunately, helping the environment doesn’t have to be complicated. You can help make a big change by simply altering the way you live in small ways. Handyman Connection of Butler Warren discusses four low-cost methods to lessen your impact on the planet, save money, and create a healthier home.
- Schedule an Energy Audit – An energy audit will tell you exactly how much energy you are using for your home. It will also tell you where you’re using all that energy. The results of the audit will provide you with a list of things that you can improve to reduce your home’s energy consumption. In general, an energy audit can show homeowners how to save up to 30% on their energy bills. You can find energy auditors through your utility company or by researching them online.
- Change Your Lightbulbs – Replacing your current light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones is one of the easiest and quickest ways for you to save energy and money. CFLs convert most of the energy they use into light instead of heat. Compared with incandescent bulbs, CFLS consume up to 75% less electricity and can last up to 10 times longer.
- Make Sure to Recycle Your Electronics – It’s now easier than ever to recycle electronics. Doing so helps conserve our landfill space and prevents millions of pounds of heavy metals and chemicals from being wasted. For example, if a million people recycled one cathode-ray tube TV in a year, then they can prevent four million pounds of lead from entering our landfills.
- Repair Leaks – Since 1950, household water consumption has increased by 200% even though the population has grown by only 90%. Everyone uses about 100 gallons a day. That’s enough to fill about 1600 glasses. A dripping faucet can waste up to 74 gallons a day, and a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons a day. Fixing the drips and leaks in your home can save a tremendous amount of water each year.
These are just some of the ways you can help the environment while improving your home. As the leading home maintenance expert, our team at Handyman Connection of Butler Warren can help you implement various strategies to lessen the environmental impact of your home. In addition, we can also remodel your home and make it more beautiful and functional. Contact us at (513) 733-3777 to learn more easy ways to create a green home. You can also ask for a free estimate.