Happy Earth Day! Yes, it’s that time of the year when hundreds of cities all over the world celebrate eco-friendliness. In fact, this is the 44th year that Earth Day has been around! Be eco-friendly!
For those of you who don’t know about this environmental holiday, it began in 1969 when John McConnell proposed that we set aside a day to honor the Earth by being more eco-friendly and energy efficient. In other words: "going green"!
If you want to get involved in a green initiative this year, we’ve got some tips for you to tackle! Follow these simple steps to be more efficient all year long!
1. Upgrade Your Lightbulbs
Upgrading your lightbulbs from regular to CFL’s are good for the environment AND use 1/5th to 1/3rd less power than your old bulbs. They also last longer, saving you energy and money!
2. Go Solar
Solar roofing panels and solar attic fans are ways to harness energy from the sun and use it as a source in your home. Conserving energy by using the sun is a great idea, because let’s face it, the sun is an absolutely unlimited source of energy…and it’s free!
3. Switch Off Lights
Your eco-friendly and energy saving tip for a lifetime is to switch off the lights when they aren’t in use. Form the habit now and it’ll save you big time in the future!
Although this should be an obvious one, recycling saves energy, reduces pollution and conserves natural resources. The economical benefits are vast, and you’ll feel better about yourself when you take care of the planet!
5. Replace Your Old Toilet
Replacing your old toilet with a energy efficient one will save you hundreds! Not only will you notice a difference on your utility bill, but you’ll be saving hundreds of gallons of water.
These are just a few ways you can be energy efficient all year. Taking care of our planet and protecting the environment we live in is a way to give back. We take steps to keep your home and family safe all year, so why not look ahead to the future and protect your family by contributing to the environment and “going-green” whenever you can! Protect the world you live in today, and protect its future too! We hope you take a green initiative today!