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3 Ways To Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

by Russell Lowe

You don't have to be a complete hippie in order to want to save the environment and you also don't have to make huge sacrifices either. In fact there are a few changes that you can make to your home that can make an impact on the environment and help you save money on your energy bill every month, but what?

High-Efficiency Toilets

Imagine how many times you flush your toilet every day. Imagine all of that water that is potentially wasted with every flush. If you shop for a high-efficiency toilet for your home, you can save on so much water that is flushed with every use which can both save the environment and save on your monthly water bill. On average, high-efficiency toilets only use about 1.28 gallons of water with every flush compared to regular toilets which use about 1.6 gallons with every flush. 

To find high-efficiency toilets for sale, contact a supplier in your area.

High-Efficiency Washing Machine

How much laundry do you do every week? If you have a family, then you probably do laundry every day, and imagine how much water you use with every load of laundry. You actually may not know this, but on average, a conventional top loader washing machine uses about 40 gallons of water per load of laundry whereas an energy-efficient washing machine only uses anywhere from 15-30 gallons of water with every load. Essentially, you could save as much as 25 gallons of water per load of laundry if you switched to an energy-efficient one. 

High-Efficiency Refrigerator

Your refrigerator keeps your food cold by using a lot of electricity to do so. The cost of keeping your food cold may only be a couple of dollars a month, but the amount of energy that is used may be substantial. If you don't have an energy-efficient refrigerator, then consider making the change today. Not only do they use less energy to keep things cold, but they also come with things like sensors that let you know if someone left the door open, which can waste a lot of energy. 

Technology and innovation have made it so you don't have to sacrifice quality in order to be environmentally conscious, In fact, these types of appliances work just as well as traditional ones which make them a no brainer. While getting some new appliances may cost you some money upfront, it can save you tons of money every month and can help you cut down on your environmental footprint.