Green Technology You Can Use

“Going Green” is the catchword of the times. But even with the best of intentions, many people are not sure how to actually integrate green technology and good environmental habits into their homes and daily lives. To help you help the planet, we’ve brought you a few recommendations on how to make your house more green.
1. Buy Green Appliances: Your refrigerator can be any color you want – but check whether it has the “Energy Star” logo. Such appliances use between ten and fifty percent less energy and water than their non-environmentally friendly counterparts. Since the fridge is one of the biggest users of energy in the home, an efficient one can really help you cut down on your electricity bill as well.
2. Keep Cool: Nearly half the energy consumed in the home is due to heating and cooling. So keep it a bit cooler in winter and hotter in the summer and you’ll save both energy and money. A programmable thermostat can do this for you automatically.
3. Save Water: Install a low-flow toilet, and turn off the water when you brush your teeth, and shower instead of taking a bath.
4. Bag It: 100 billion plastic bags get thrown away every year, adding to the problem of global warming. Reduce, re-use and recycle your plastics – or better yet, bring a canvas bag to the supermarket instead.
Remember – not only will you be helping to save the planet, you will save yourself money too!