So you’re starting to get the Green Living thing down, or so you think: You reuse and recycle, turn off your lights whenever you leave the room, you’ve made the switch to CFL or LED lighting, and you’re streamlining your energy usage when carrying out your daily routine. But is your home doing everything it can to mimic your good intentions? With these 5 helpful tips from energy expert David Johnston, you can find out, potentially reducing your home energy consumption by almost half. Johnston recommends 5 easy ways to make simple changes:
• Power strip your small appliances
• Call in the experts for an in-depth energy audit
• Over-insulate your home
• Clean out rarely visited areas (such as an unfinished basement or crawl space) to check for leaks and monitor air ducts
• If you’ve got the budget, invest in new windows.
Sounding like the perfect project for spring? Check out the details here. –Jenni Williams