Everyone wants lower bills. In the modern economy, with money stretched in many different directions, it can be hard to make ends meet. One way to help cut costs is to work on your energy efficiency. Simple tactics like getting your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system serviced, getting treatments for your windows to stop energy loss, purchasing a programmable (or, even better, smart) thermostat, insulating your attic space, maintaining your refrigerator’s gaskets, getting and using fans, and having an air quality assessment done can make all the difference.
At the same time, all of these money-saving methods can help in another, unexpected area: reducing your carbon footprint. While people tend to think of “greening” their lives as a costly proposition, the fact is that many environmentally friendly practices actually save you cash. After all, one of the biggest areas of concern when it comes to man-made pollution dovetails with one of your largest monthly bills: energy, whether gas or electric. All of the items listed above will not only cut costs for you, but will also help reduce pollution by shrinking your use of the public grid. Thus, they are doubly green.
The strategy you use to make your home more efficient should be individual to your needs, but there are some ideas that can be used by anyone. This infographic by Ross and Witmer discusses ways to make your house more efficient and healthy, both for you and the world around. Look it over, and see what you can do in your own life.