Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Live Eco Friendly - Part 2

Continuation of Part 1...

4. Stop using chemical pesticides
Look for organic alternatives, or use compost. These toxic chemicals are harmful not just to the environment, but to you and the people around you.

5. Help your water heater
Have insulation installed around your hot water heater, and insulate the pipes connected to it. These 'jackets' only cost between $10 and $20, but will help keep water warm longer.

6. Plant a tree
This not only beautifies the environment, but will help shield your home from strong winds and extreme heat.

7. Have your HVAC checked regularly
Heating and cooling your home takes a lot of energy, and if your systems aren't working right, you can waste a lot of energy. Have a professional check out your HVAC every two years; this will also serve as preventive maintenance.

8. Fix leaky faucets or pipes
Avoid unnecessary water wastage around the house.

To be continued...


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