If you missed our Home Greening presentation by architect Bill Scholtens earlier this week, here are a few of his simple green tips for conserving energy and natural resources in your home:
- Use an Infrared thermal leak detector to be aware of heat loss/gains throughout your home.
- Did you know a DVR uses more electricity than a refrigerator? Measure your appliances and other electronic devices’ energy consumption with a Kill A Watt meter. The library has three meters available for checkout. for a two week period.
- Buy low VOC products. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) include a variety of chemicals commonly found in products such as paints, pesticides, cleaners, etc., which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects.
- An average family of four uses 400 gallons of water a day. By Installing low-flow aerators on your faucets and dual-flush toilets you will be able to realize a decrease in your water bills.
You can view Mr. Scholtens entire presentation here.