Alan's Two Cents - Go Green

Apr 24, 2008

Ways to save water without spending a dime

1. Turn the water off while brushing your teeth
2. Fill a milk jug with water/sand/rocks and place it your toilet tank to displace water
3. Set a timer for your shower
4. Turn off the water while you shave
5. Fix toilet and faucet leaks immediately
6. If you want to spend some money, buy a water-saver showerhead that has a rate of 1.6 gallons per minute (gpm). (A high gpm is 2.5) It will save you money in the long run.

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Other ways to save money in your house

1. Efficient use of appliances
2. Clean your lint trap in your dryer, which is the most costly household appliance, every six months
3. Replace your air filter for your A/C or heating system every 3 months
4. Turn off the lights when you leave a room
5. Unplug appliances when you are done using them like a phone charger, toaster, hair dryer etc.
6. Use a programmable thermostat
7. Replace your existing light bulbs with an energy saver bulb like florescent bulbs
8. Talk with your electric company to see if they offer a plan for peak and non-peak usage. For an example, we have a peak time of 9am - 9pm, therefore we limit our electricity use during that time frame.


greg & amy said...

You guys have too much time on your hands! Setting a timer for the shower??? Not necessary in Ecuador because your hot water runs out in about 1 minute!

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