Green Your Home Without Spending Too Much Green

Green home improvements continue to be a trendy topic when talking about real estate. Since yesterday was Earth Day I thought I’d highlight a few easy ways you can go green on the cheap….


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Green home improvements continue to be a trendy topic when talking about real estate.  Since yesterday was Earth Day I thought I’d highlight a few easy ways you can go green on the cheap.

Cleaning Products
With a little white vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, liquid soap, tea tree oil, glycerin, and empty bottles you can make your own green, non-toxic cleaning products.  These products are better for your home, the environment, and your wallet!

Insulation
Improving the insulation in your home means less drafts, which in turn means less money spent to heat or cool your home.  There are simple, inexpensive ways to add insulation to your home too, such as plugging your outlets with outlet protectors, using rope caulk around the perimeter of windows, and using foam insulating pads to plug air leaks elsewhere.

Dust Your Light Bulbs
Clean bulbs emit more light than dirty ones, plus dirty bulbs burn up faster and need to be replaced more often.

Be Aware Of Your Energy Output
If you are going to do laundry, make sure you’ve got a full load.  If you are planning to turn on the oven, do your baking for whole week at the same time.  Don’t run the dishwasher half empty.  Use your appliances wisely, and if it doesn’t need to stay plugged in (like a fridge or freezer), unplug it when it’s not in use.  To make it easier, plug electronics like a tv, dvd player, gaming system, etc. into one power strip and turn the power strip on and off as needed.

Of course, if you really want to go green you can always upgrade to eco-friendly appliances or add solar panels to your home, but these are not exactly easy on the wallet!

Thinking of buying or selling a home in Sussex County?  Give us a call at Cooper Realty Associates and put us to work for you – 302-644-2266!

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