Save Money and Save the Earth

[ 0 ] April 21, 2012 |

20120421-140819.jpgSunday April 22nd is Earth Day. It’s been around for 42 years – Earth day, that is. The Earth has been around for just a bit longer. Here are a few ideas to help you live green and celebrate Earth Day.

1. Replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact florescent light bulbs (CFL). The good ones are E-Star rated, will run cool, use less electricity, and last longer even though they cost more.20120421-140855.jpg

2. Use your ceiling fans and floor fans, before resorting to AC. There are lots of warm days that aren’t scorchers. You can save energy and money by keeping the AC off on warm days.

3. Replace and repair worn out weather stripping. You may be surprised to find out how much air conditioned are you are allowing to escape.

4. Use cold water to do your wash. Experts say that this alone could save enough energy to run your home for two weeks.

5. Replace those old appliances. Appliance life expectancies aren’t much longer than 15 years, and if over 10 years old they’re likely to be energy hogs. Do the math on appliances nearing the end of their useful life. You’re likely to find that by amortizing the energy savings over the expected life you’re better off buying new appliances.

Contact Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center for more information on new Energy Star appliances.
Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center
12025 Ventura Blvd. Ste B-105
Studio City, CA 91604

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