Helpful Tips To Conserve Energy At Home & In Your Yard
Today is Earth Day which is a good time to take a close look at the way you and your family use our planet's resources. Rather than a one-day effort, Earth Day should be just the first day of a life-long commitment to using the Earth's natural resources more wisely and more sparingly. There are many things - some big, some small that you and your family can do to help conserve energy and water resources all year round.
5 easy ways to conserve energy in your home:
1. Take short showers and shallow baths. A 5-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons of water. Save water by turning off the faucet while you shave or brush your teeth.
2. Repair leaky faucets, pipes, and toilets. Install aerators in faucets and a low-flow shower head to decrease water flow.
3. Run the dishwasher only when it's full.
4. Hold off on the laundry until you have a full load.
5. Park your car on the lawn when you wash it and you'll water the lawn at the same time.