Green Living Habits That Will Save You Money
Spring is officially here, which means Earth Day is just around the corner. Get a head start on saving the planet, while also saving some money. Here are some green living habits that will save you big each month, according to CUInsight.com.
Take advantage of natural light.
Open your doors and draw the blinds. Spring is a great time to fill your house with natural sunlight to cut down on artificial lighting costs.
Adjust the settings on your household appliances.
There’s a chance your appliances are working harder than they need to. Check the settings on your fridge, freezer, washer and dryer or kitchen appliance to make sure they are performing efficiently.
Use cold water to wash clothes, and clean the dryer lint trap.
In most cases, washing your clothes in cold water is just as effective as using hot water, and it’s more energy efficient. Also, regularly cleaning the lint trap will decrease drying time and lower energy expenditures.
Travel by foot, ride a bike or use public transportation.
A serious amount of money can be saved on gas and car maintenance if you change the way you travel, especially if you are traveling locally. Consider walking or riding a bike to local places you frequently go. You will be surprised how much you will save.