Have you ever considered going green? Your place of business may have made the shift, but you can also make the transition in your personal life. Encourage your family to embrace this practice by making the experience fun and educational. In addition, living a sustainable life can reap health and money saving benefits.
The term “going green” means to minimize waste by replacing it with energy efficient equipment, which will work to reduce your carbon footprint. Many changes you can make in your home are free and/or inexpensive. Some tips on how to get started include:
• Upgrading and Replacing Equipment
One way to become energy efficient is by applying for a grant or loan to make energy-efficient upgrades to your home. You can also install a programmable thermostat and fans, which will automate and optimize your heating and air-conditioning systems.
• Regular Maintenance on Your HVAC System
Maintain your HVAC system regularly to keep it running efficiently and cost-effectively. Make sure to clean the filters every month to save running costs and provide better air quality.
• Solar Panel Benefits
Installing solar panels on your roof can reduce utility bills year round, but especially during summer months
• Turn Everything Off When Done
Turning off lights and equipment when not in use can reduce your energy bill. If you have trouble remembering to do this, try installing sensors to turn lighting on and off automatically when people leave or enter an area.
Reduce waste wherever possible, for small changes add up over time. Recycling is better than disposal and can help reduce your total waste product.
At Nahai Insurance Services, we hope your family is dedicated to the green initiative just like our agency. These tips are meant to guide you in the right direction, while also saving you money in the process! Energy comes from all areas of nature, but managing the amount you use as well as how it enters your home will ultimately be healthier for the environment and your family.