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How to Go Green

We have done so much damage to the planet as human beings. We have filled the air with carbon dioxide, and other gases, cut down trees and continue to exploit our natural resources. April 22 is Earth Day; the world will look at steps we have taken to conserve the environment. Take you part in ensuring that the world remains green. Here are a few tips to get started.

carbon-footprint_480Cut down your carbon footprint

The increase in the greenhouse gas is blamed for global warming which in turn has affected the weather patterns. Some of the ways you can cut down on carbon dioxide are by using renewable energy to cook and heat your home, purchasing vehicles that use clean energy and cutting down unnecessary travel, among other things.

Cool your home naturally

natural-cooling_480Planting a tree can make all the difference in your home and in the environment. Shade from trees can lower your bills by keeping your home cooler, especially during summer. Trees are also able to increase your property value and improve your home’s appeal.

Replace electricity powered appliances with solar appliances

U.S. households contribute up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide. The emissions are mainly due to electrical use. If you’re looking to lower your carbon footprint and save a couple of dollars on your energy bills, solar panels are an ideal choice. What’s more, solar panels increase your home’s value. You can find refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers that are solar powered.

Raise or lower your thermostat

You can make your thermostat eco-friendly by lowering or raising the temperature. When your AC is running, raise your thermostat adjust-the-thermostat_480 temperature. You’ll save on energy and not compromise on comfort. If you still have an old thermostat, consider investing in a programmable thermostat which is energy efficient and can significantly lower your electricity bills.

LED lights use 75% less energy compared to traditional lighting. Moreover, they are able to last 30 times longer, meaning that you get to reduce maintenance costs, as you don’t have to deal with bulb replacement, ongoing disposal or ladders.

You also get to enjoy convenient features such as automatic daylight shutoff, motion sensors on outdoor models, and dimming on some indoor models.

Preserving the environment has numerous benefits even on a budget. If you are a homeowner in Fort Lauderdale, FL and you would like to learn more about how to go green, give AAA Modern Air a call today at (954) 921-4486.