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How to make your home Eco Friendly for FREE

This year can be the year you begin Making Your Home Eco-Friendly For Free.  There are some great simple ways to help your home go green without large monetary investments.  These tips will take a bit of ingenuity and work, but are well worth the results.  Not only are you saving the planet one step at a time, you’ll be saving your budget.

Making Your Home Eco-Friendly For Free

Insulate windows and doors for free. In the winter months you may be worried about drafts.  In the summer, you will be worried about heat getting in.  To help eliminate both of these, you can do simple things.  In the winter months hang heavy blankets over your doors and windows to keep drafts out.  It may not be pretty, but it is functional and a great way to cut down on expenses that grandmas have done for years.  In the summer months, you can cut back on air conditioning expenses by making sure that blinds and curtains are always pulled closed, as well as keeping doors shut.  The sun may be nice shining in the window, but it can also very quickly heat up your house and cause you to have to turn the air conditioning back on.

Turn things off. Seriously.  It is that simple.  Unplug things that aren’t in use.  Turn the TV off instead of using it as constant background noise.  Unplug appliances that aren’t in use.  Turn things off. Wasted household energy from unnecessary energy use is much higher than you think.

Open the windows for cooling your home. In the spring and fall, there are many weeks of great mild temperatures where you can easily open your windows and let a breeze go through your house to cool things of and make it more comfortable.  Not only does this save energy, it helps your home air and out and smell fresh and clean. 

Line dry laundry.  Even if you don’t have a special line set up for this purpose, you can easily hang laundry from hangers in your shower to dry them indoors. Line drying your laundry saves a ton of energy costs and helps stretch your budget in the process.

Read more: How To Teach Your Kids To Do Laundry

As you can see, these are truly super easy ways you can begin making your home Eco-friendly for free.  Not only can you do some easy things that are great for the environment, they will impact your home and budget in great ways as well.

How are you making your home eco friendly this year?

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  1. Karen

    June 21, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Unplugging appliances that are not used can really go a long way in saving electricity. Especially desktop computers and TV. Getting appliances that are eco-friendly are great to. They have been optimized to work efficiently with less electricity consumed.

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