I know, that sounds like a joke that my four year old would have made up. But do you know the answer???
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Kermit in the past has sung about how it ain't easy being green. But Home Depot tells us that it is.
I am working with Home Depot to help Promote their Save Green, Live Green campaign.
They sent me a kit to do a Home Energy Audit.
It helps you see what you need to do to make your home even more efficient. Even if your home is new there are things you can do. If you want to do an energy audit you can go to their site and answer the questions to see what you need to do for your home. And with WINTER coming now is the best time!
My husband and I have tried hard along the way to do things that would make our home more energy efficient. Our home was built in 1938 and pretty much everything was original. Which meant that winter time was COLD. And our bill was HUGE. Over the last 4 years we have replaced the 35+ year heater, got new windows and doors, replaced all the light bulbs, got a new toilet for the upstairs bathroom, new faucets, new appliances, added insulation to the attic, and replaced our thermostat. But you know what? There were things we found by doing the audit that we still needed to do!
So we headed to Home Depot to have a look around.
The area we needed to focus the most on for our home was water conservation. When shopping look for this:
You will see it on the products and/or on the price tags. They will also be shown when shopping online. But you KNOW you want to go to the actual store. So you can check out the merchandise in person. . . .
I totally learned something new while I was there. A cute lady who was helping us out showed us the washer and dryers. On the washer, the sticker (the one my hubby cut off when taking the shot) says that by using the cold water option you save 82% on energy!!!!!!! And then I learned that the regular washers use 41 gallons per load and that front load washers only use 28!!! (EPA Website). That is 13 gallons per load of water that you would save by having a front loader!
So I looked around and found a front load washer that also had the cold water option.
You know when you see something beautiful and its like the heavens open up and angles sing "Aaaaaaaa!" Some of you might feel that way about shoes or designer bags. I felt that special feeling when I saw this stunning LG washer and dryer. Made my heart go pitter pat :)
Totally going on my wish list! I might actually do laundry if I had them. Remember this note from the hubs, facebook fans? Apparently I need a little push....
We also need a new toilet for the basement bathroom. But if your toilet is in pretty good shape but isn't very good on water usage, do you know what they have?
For a little less than $20 you can get this Hydroright Drop-in Dual Flush Converter.
It doesn't require any tools and can be installed in about 10 minutes. It reduces water usage by 30%!
Also keep and eye out for this symbol.
Replacing furnace filters, putting a blanket on your water heater, weather stripping, and replacing faucets, and upgrading your light bulbs are all things you can do to help. Home Depot has over 3,600 ECO friendly products!!!
Doing a bunch of little things like that can make a big difference!
So what all did I get for our house??? I will post in a couple of days (hopefully) when I get them here and can give you a peek!
Go do your audit! Because (unfortunately) winter is almost here. And socks and hot chocolate only go so far.
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