Going green is good for the planet and good for your wallet. Here are some changes that can make a big impact.
If the average household lowers the thermostat by two degrees, from 70 degrees to 68, they could save $23-$38 a year.
Switch all the light bulbs in your home to compact fluorescent light bulbs. You can save about $270 in one year.
Unplug appliances and electronics that glow when you’re done using them. You could save $200 a year.
For someone who typically buys a $1.50 bottle of water twice a week, the annual saving of drinking from a reusable BPA-free water bottle can top $150.
Repair a leaky toilet and you can save $109 a year with water at $1.50 for every 1,000 gallons. A leaking toilet leaks up to 73,000 gallons a year.
By upgrading the insulation in your attic, walls, and basement to R-50 standard, you can save up to $900 a year.
$650 – $1,000
By car pooling with just one friend, you can each save about $650 a year. If four of you carpool, you can each save nearly $1,000.