Save Money Going Green
Surprising Ways to Save Money by Going Green
Use CFLs - While CFLs cost more than incandescent bulbs, the price difference is quickly recouped by the reduction in your energy bill. Plus, each CFL can prevent 450 pounds of power-plant emissions over its lifetime. CFLs now come in a variety of styles and brightness and have coatings that create warmer and whiter light suitable for nearly every room in the house.
Visit Your Library - Instead of spending a small fortune on books, CDs, DVDs and magazines that you barely use, pick these items up at your neighborhood library Over time, you will save a nice sum of money and you’ll also cut down on the creation of waste materials.
Do an Energy Audit - For many, the first step to saving energy around the house is assessing how much you actually use every day. There are many things that will likely surprise you, as well as easy fixes that will make an immediate impact.
Use Rechargeable Batteries - Investing in rechargeable batteries will save you money over time. Plus you are never without batteries. When they run down, just recharge!
Invest in Green Remodeling - Turns out there are some great ways you can improve your home and boost its property value and best of all they will save you money on those rising home bills, while improving your home and your quality of life.
Turn Energy Efficiency into Cash - The stock market and real estate declines have investors looking to other markets. Here's one: energy efficiency.
Investing in saving energy can provide a better return on investment than many stock bets, even when the market is bullish. And you'll reduce your environmental footprint. So replace your windows and doors, have insulation installed, and best of all Uncle Sam will help pick up the tab.