Make Your Home More Green
What better time than St. Patrick’s Day to go ‘green?’ According to Energy.gov, homes and commercial buildings consume 40 percent of the energy used in the United States. Lowering our overall impact on the environment is a team effort, and a little can go a long way! Here’s where you can start:
Replace your light bulbs. Trading one incandescent light bulb for a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) prevents the emission of over 400 pounds of greenhouse gasses.
Pick energy-efficient appliances. When it comes time to replace major appliances – i.e. your refrigerator or washing machine – make sure they’re certified by Energy Star, which means they meet a high level of energy efficiency.
Reduce your water use. Install low-flow showerheads and faucets that are WaterSense labeled (high-performing and water-efficient).
Install programmable thermostats. These devices set a timer on your HVAC systems to help regulate your home’s temperature throughout the day. Tip: For every degree set below 68 in the winter and above 78 in the summer, you save an additional three to five percent on your energy bill.
Be mindful of chemical products. We suggest using little-to-no low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) products in your home. These chemicals are not only harmful to the environment, but they also cause headaches, nausea, and difficulty breathing.
If you run into any problems with your home’s electric, plumbing or A/C, don’t hesitate to give our technicians at Jupiter-Tequesta a call! We are here to help you keep things running smoothly – for less!
Visit our website to learn more about our services, or give us a call to speak with a representative directly:
Tequesta: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822
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