With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner it’s time to turn your Space Coast, Florida home green, or, at least, make an effort to use less energy and resources around the house! It’s not hard to do, just follow the tips below.
St. Patty’s Day Green Tip #1: Reusable Items
When you think of items that are reusable, you may instantly think of bags. Multi-use bags are great to save harmful plastic if you take multiple trips to the store during a week or require a bag to carry your things to work. However, have you thought about other items that can be used multiple times? Such items are environmentally conscious food and storage containers, found at most home goods retail stores, that are a great way to be more environmentally friendly and use less plastic or paper items.
St. Patty’s Day Green Tip #2: Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
Light bulbs that are energy efficient are another fantastic way to turn your home green for St. Patrick’s Day, and the rest of the year. Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) typically use anywhere from 25 percent to 80 percent less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs, and last anywhere from 3-25 times longer. They save energy which equates to less money spent on electricity every month. They produce the same amount or more light than traditional bulbs, and they often last longer as well. They may cost a little more, but the savings in the long term make the purchase worth it.
St. Patty’s Day Green Tip #3: Check Your Appliances
Regular maintenance on your HVAC and ductwork by a skilled and trusted HVAC technician, like those on our team, has also proven to increase the green output of a home. Also, make sure the dryer vents on your clothes dryer appliance are clean and unobstructed. Such appliances can often become quite dirty causing the units to work harder and use more energy than need be. Not only can they use excessive energy, they can also be quite dangerous and cause fires.
Don’t Get Into a Pinch This St. Patrick’s Day By Not Going Green!
Contact WEATHER ENGINEERS today to get your air conditioning, heating, ventilation, and air ducts cleaned or maintained, and help turn your home green this St. Patrick’s Day.