For environmentally-conscious homeowners wanting to minimize their footprint and their energy bills, there are four areas upon which to focus.
The average family of four uses 146,000 gallons of water per year, at a cost of $700. With just a few small changes, however, that cost could drop by as much as 28%.
According to the EPA, during summer months, lawn and garden watering account for roughly 40% of a typical home’s water use.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a common class of airborne toxins known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is ruining indoor air quality, and causing some U.S. homeowners to become dizzy, asthmatic, and ill. How healthy is the air in your home?
The typical household spends close to $2,000 per year on heating and cooling, and up to $600 of those costs are a waste; the result of energy inefficiencies. Consider these simple-to-follow, cost-saving tips for keeping your home cool.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, a poison to humans and pets. The EPA provides guidance on handling broken bulbs.
According to the EPA, the average U.S. household spends close to $500 each year on water and sewage bills. With a few small changes, though, that figure could drop by $170. It’s all in how you use your water.