It’s easy to go green without even noticing or making many changes to your lifestyle. Here are a few tips that I follow each day:
1) Don’t Preheat your oven- unless you are cooking temperamental items, such as bread or baked goods, no need to preheat the oven. Just put whatever you need to cook in the oven and turn it on. You may need to add 5 or 10 minutes, but at least you didn’t waste 5 or 10 minutes heating the oven and house up.
2) Clean your lint filter (and save it if you need to start fires)- If you clean your lint filter after each use, you will help decrease energy waste and speed up drying time. An adding bonus- save the lint to use as a fire starter for your outdoor fire pit or the next time you go camping.
3) Unplug unused appliances or use a power strip- by unplugging or utilizing a power strip, you will save energy on all of the appliances you are not using when they are powered off.
4) Wash clothes in cold water and watch your energy bill go down each month.