How to Green Your Life for Less Than $100

The Green Revolution is upon is. Many consumers are now incorporating greening procedures in the workplace and homes for the main reason of efficiency and cost effectiveness. With greening, backend savings procedures bring large upfront costs. But there are greening techniques you can incorporate in your homes and lifestyle right now that will save considerable savings to your wallets.

 

Prioritize Thermostat Regulation

If you are at home, set a regular temperature and rarely adjust. 75 Degrees is a comfortable setting, whether in warm or cold seasons. Adjusting your thermostat constantly will only cause your electric bill to rise. In contrast, turn the AC unit off every time you leave your place of residence.

Computers

Make sure the screen and power saver options are on when using your computer. Turning a computer on and off will actually use more energy and cause faster wear and tear to the computer as well. If your on the market for a computer, consider a laptop. They use far less energy than a personal computer.

Appliances and Water Pipes

You can only be in one room at a time. So while you are in one room, make sure unneccessary power units are turned off in other rooms, IE TVs, radios, and lights. Check for leaks in the kitchen and bathroom sinks and tubs. If the pipes are leaking, and you may care about being overcharged by a plummer, turn off the main pipe in the room until you actually have use of a particular faucet. Small inconviences but steady combinations of techniques can add up to large utility bill savings.

Gas Savers

The majority of gas usage involves getting to and from work. An adjustment would be to work more in the home office. If your not in a career that has the work-from-home option, consider alternative ways of getting to your job. Carpooling with nearby coworkers is another great way. Start a four-person car pool where everyone can meet at a designated spot and have a weekly car rotation.

Consider riding the train as an option, if you live in a city with a public transportation system. If you use this option, get to the train station at least 45 minutes prior. Train delays do happen, especially during rush hour time.

Lastly, consider bike riding as a way to work. If your job is close to the train station, ride a bike to the station. If your job is within fifteen minutes of you, ride your bike to work. More companies are putting bike racks in front of their buildings to encourage more bike riders.