With Earth Day approaching, we are providing tips to help make your house environmentally friendly and help lower the cost of your bills! Just by changing and installing a few things, you can make a BIG difference!

  • Install motion sensor light switches or dimmer switches. Just dimming the light will more than doubles the bulb’s life span. Use Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) bulbs; they use about one-fifth less electric power and last eight times longer.
  • Getting indoor plants will help clean your air. You can begin an indoor herb garden in your kitchen (a popular recommandation from TrendingSINY.com's Top Ten List!), or just have flower and/or greenery plants around your home. 
  • If you can, opt for a gas stove instead of an electric stove. It is environmentally beneficial. Just be sure you protect yourself from a natural gas leak.  
  • Shut down computers and unplug electronics that are not being used. Even if they are not turned on, but plugged in, they are still using energy. By unplugging and powering down your computer every night, you can reduce your electric bill by at least 15%.
  • Consider buying a blanket for your hot-water heater. It is about a $20 investment but will lower your water heating bill by 9% each month.
  • Use latex paint, not oil based. Any left over paint, donate to local schools, or dispose of properly with the NYC Department of Santition.  

Be sure to stay tune for TrendingSINY.com's Do Or Don’ts, Tech Corner, Trivia, and Top Ten for more helpful environmentally-safe facts and tips! Happy Earth Day Everyone! 

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