Is it expensive to cut my homes carbon footprint?



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    It can seem that way initially, but if you have to resources to do so, it will pay off in the long term. A couple that live near my hometown spent the money to green their home and are now almost completely off the grid. They boast that they save $10 in energy/water/etc. to every $1 they put into the house. The house they built was 2,450 square feet and the most their electric bill has ever been is $138. In the summer it gets as low as $20. So, it is definitely worth the investment. You can read more about their green home in the below article that featured them in the Miami Herald.

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    Reducing your homes carbon footprint does not have to be expensive. There are some cheaper options for reducing the amount of energy used by a household. You could run you ceiling fan on low in reverse during the winter months to more evenly distribute warm air, turn your water heater down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, get a programmable thermostat, use energy efficient lighting, insulate your water heater, and clean your dryer vent. There are more expensive options as well such as upgrading the water heater to a solar water heater, upgrading appliances to energy star appliances, and installing a renewable energy system such as solar panels or a wind turbine.

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