A wonderful resolution for the New Year could involve your home and that would be to make it green. Yes, a lovely coat of green paint would be nice but we’re really talking about putting eco-friendly policies into effect that will help lower your monthly bills and be a big plus for Sacramento.
First up, check your light bulbs. If you can swap out your old types for compact fluorescent bulbs you’ll be saving on a lot. These bulbs take up less electricity use than a standard light bulb. That’s a saving in your electric bill. They also can last up to seven years. That’s a saving in your wallet. Sure they might cost a little now but if you’re not changing bulbs every couple of months, that fluorescent bulb will pay for itself in no time.
How is your shower flow? If you can upgrade to a low-flow showerhead in all of your bathrooms you’ll be taking a positive step towards conserving water for all of Sacramento and save more money on lower water bills.
For a bigger green project you might consider installing a solar panel energy system. These systems have made significant improvements in design and cost. Best of all, having a solar energy system could get you off the grid once and for all. You could even end up selling energy back to the power company. Imagine that? They pay you for power! There are many of rebate and tax credits available for this type of upgrade which makes solar a very affordable option.
Speaking of saving energy you should also insure all of your appliances are Energy Star rated. This is the designation that manufactures can proclaim when their devices have made significant improvements in energy efficiency. Making the switch to Energy Star rated products could also put you in line for a rebate. That’s even more cash in your pocket.
As long as you’re going green you should also get rid of your junk the green way. Junk King Sacramento can help you get there. As part of their environmentally friendly mandate, Junk King has managed to divert over 65% of all the junk they collect away from local landfills and towards certified recycling centers. This includes any e-waste you want to throw out. You won’t have to figure out which item you’re tossing away can be recycled. The Junk King crew will take care of that for you. They’ll also do all the driving to the recycling center. All you have to decide is what you want to toss out and Junk King will take it from there!