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Earth Week -Things aren't the same as they were back in the 50s (3)

Continuing with our Earth Week series- Earth Week 2013 promises energy solutions right now, or at least anyLifelong Home (image from card by Z-Art-Z ! ) day now. In Asheville, NC, many of our aging-in-place clients havetaken a few simple steps to make “Forever Homes” more comfortable-while saving money. And money is not all that may be saved.

In fact, at our publication, we’ve been taking am Earth Week  poll . We asked

Have you Changed Your Light Bulbs?

Energy for lighting accounts for about 10% of your electric bill.

So it is always a good idea to check out the wattage on your light bulbs in your house. 100-watt bulbs use more energy than 75 watt bulbs do and you may not need all that wattage. I like the idea of replacing incandescent light bulbs with efficient  compact fluorescent lamps for areas where lights are on for hours at a time.

By now you know that the new fluorescent bulbs don't moan and flicker like the old ones did. ...Annual Savings: $60 (for upgrading your five most frequently used lights) 662 pounds of coal.



Imagine good Earth Day results when we  upgrade an entire home!

I am into LED lighting , but you may not know about this yet... =)

FIND OUT: Start with your five most frequently used lights.

Resources
Find the best ways to save energy in YOUR home with this calculator!

Plant a Tree? The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/pns/faq.html

 

 

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