Top Ways You Can Save Money While Saving the EnvironmentBethany Sersion
There are ways you can help impact Climate Change that also benefit you.
Climate change can be an overwhelming topic. In fact, it’s easy to assume that one person can’t make a dent in climate change. At least, not without making significant sacrifices — from spending more on green products to making changes in their daily routine.
But more than ever, it’s possible for consumers to help reduce carbon emissions without breaking the bank or making major personal accommodations. Here are just a few of the ways you can go green without going broke that you might actually enjoy.
Restock the Kitchen, Save Water in the Bath: As Rossen Reports shows us, alternative reusable products can save you money without costing too much — from using beeswax wrap instead of plastic wrap to buying paper towels made from bamboo.
And switching to water-saving showerheads saves energy and your utility bill without reducing your water pressure. For less than $50.00, you can switch to a showerhead that uses 40% less water.
Give Your Home an Energy Check-Up: Aeroseal is big on the value of a home energy audit. Conducted by home energy professionals, this pinpoints opportunities to save energy throughout your home. Audits can cost a few hundred dollars, but the money they can save you will more than make up for the investment.
Go Electric for Water Heating: Electric pump water heaters are three times more efficient than conventional gas-powered water heaters. Switching to this more efficient method of heating your water can save you up to 50% on water-heating costs. Not to mention you’ll already be using less hot water if you switched showerheads. Many local utilities offer incentives to make this switch even easier.
Seal Your Ductwork: New or old, most homes have duct leaks. It’s one reason why buildings contribute one third of all carbon emissions. And while having your ducts sealed using Aeroseal can cost as much as $2,500 depending on the size of your home, you’ll feel the difference immediately.
Uneven temperatures in the home are eliminated and your air quality improves — all before your first, lower utility bill arrives. Check with your local utility for possible incentives to help cover the cost.
Switch Your Ride: Cars are one of the biggest sources of carbon emissions. And while the average electric car may cost a premium right now, hybrid cars are comparable in price to gas-powered vehicles. Switching to a hybrid or electric car will save you money on fuel and maintenance – as much as half the cost in some cases.
These are just a few tips showing how you can impact climate change without making big changes in your life or spending more. Most importantly, they will reduce the amount of carbon emissions you’re adding to the air.
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