Green and Greener Still
Written by: Dina Isola
Saving your green and going green can go hand-in-hand. Here are three energy saving tips that are good for the environment and your pocketbook!
1. Power Down. We all know to turn off lights in empty rooms, but did you know that even when an appliance is plugged in and turned off, it still consumes power? Power down appliances, televisions, and computers when they are not in use by unplugging them.
2. Fill’er Up. Before you start the dishwasher or washer machine, make sure you are running full loads. Speed up drying times by placing a dry towel in with a wet load of laundry. Did you know that a full refrigerator runs more efficiently and uses less energy? So make sure to load up the refrigerator and freezer!
3. Get Road Ready. Routinely maintaining your car, and keeping your tires properly inflated can dramatically improve your gas mileage. Also, make sure that you are not lugging around any unnecessary items in your car. Extra weight costs you in terms of fuel efficiency.