We all care about the environment and protecting it. That’s part of the reason why we choose a vegan lifestyle, to take care of the animals around us. Choosing a greener lifestyle can be about more than just the environment, though. Going green can actually save you money in the long run. Here are just a few tips on how you can save money by greening your lifestyle.
Green energy may cost more upfront, but switching over your energy to green energy will ultimately pay for itself many times over. You can install solar panels or personal wind turbines on your home to save money on your electric bill or even have the energy company pay you by participating in a net metering program. It that is too much of an investment, you can choose green energy from an energy retailer in a deregulated market. If you’re not sure which green energy provider to go with, http://www.newyorkenergyrates.com/ can help you compare prices and green options.
Many people don’t know that their electronics are still using power if they’re plugged in, even if they are turned off. There’s an easy way to fix this – simply unplug your electronics when you’re done using them. If you keep forgetting to do this and getting frustrated, don’t worry. There is another option. You can get a smart power strip which will recognize when your electronics are in standby mode and will shut off power to those electronics. It’s an easy way to save money on electricity.
Less Temperature Regulation
Even adjusting your thermostat a little bit closer to room temperature can make a difference. Turn your heat down in the winter and invest in some warmer sweaters. If the heater or air conditioner typically runs all day, making this slight change will add up, both in energy saved and in money saved.
Running water like faucets and showers often wastes much more water than it uses. Installing water-efficient faucets and shower heads can reduce your water usage by nearly 50 without sacrificing water pressure. The initial purchase and installation of the new fixtures can cost a little, but the money you’ll be saving on your water bill will make it worth it.
These are just a few changes easy changes you can make in your life to green it up a little bit. Every energy-positive change you make in your life makes a difference. If everyone made these small changes, the planet would be much better off for it. Do your part the best you can, and enjoy knowing that you’re helping your planet as well as saving money!
Posted on April 2nd, 2013 by admin
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