Tips For Homeowners...

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TIPS FOR HOMEOWNERS


Want to know what you can do to help the environment? 
Here are a few suggestions:


Get an energy audit

 

 

Turn off lights in any room not being occupied no matter how short the duration

 

 

Unplug any appliance not being used on a regular basis.  This includes cell phone and game chargers

 

 

Use stand by mode when stepping away from your computer and power down at night

Use less air-conditioning and heating

 

 

Wait until your dishwasher is full before running it or hand wash the dishes

 

 

Do not leave water running while washing dishes or brushing teeth

 

 

 Refrain from using disposable paper products whenever possible

 

 

 Ride your bike or car pool

 

 

Use CFL’s (compact fluorescent lights) instead of regular incandescent light bulbs.  Here is a web site on saving electricity using CFL’s:  http://www.michaelbluejay.com/electricity/lighting.htm

 

 

Check out this website from National Geographic Green Guide for more green tips:

http://www.thegreenguide.com/

 

Recycle your fluorescent bulbs at the Home Depot in Chicago Ridge

 

 

Here is a web site with information on recycling your unused bikes:    

http://www.therecyclery.org/

 

Verizon Wireless stores have a drop box for all used cell phones and equipment to help victims of domestic violence.  Visit their website for more information:  www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline


 

 

 

 
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