Homeowners can take small steps to reduce their carbon footprints

Dec 28 2010

Homeowners can take small steps to reduce their carbon footprints
Homeowners can take small steps to reduce their carbon footprints
 In recent years, many Americans have become more eco-conscious. It’s likely that living more sustainably will still be among the top of many New Year’s resolution lists in 2011. One of the easiest ways that individuals who are looking to live more sustainably can do so is by upgrading their homes to be more energy-efficient and utilizing natural products.

Those who are searching for ways to decorate their homes in a unique manner could consider searching for cost-effective appliances and decorations.

Lights that are powered with LED blubs will last longer and use significantly less energy, and home products such as floors and woven mats can be made from natural fibers like bamboo or wool. Soy-based candles will offer an eco-friendly way to scent the air.

Homeowners should search for kitchen appliances that are energy-efficient When updating kitchens, individuals can make an effort to use dishwashers, clothes dryers and microwaves only when necessary.

Those interested in minimizing their carbon footprints can install blinds such as honeycomb cellular shades. Blinds that trap heat in the winter and block the sun in the summer may reduce heating and cooling costs along with carbon emissions.
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