Whether you live on Cape Cod full time, are a weekend warrior, or rent out your property, there are some easy ways you can make your home more eco-friendly. Check out our 5 Tips to Green Your Home below.
- Green cleaning materials. When you choose to use green cleaning products, you are helping to protect the environment. Most green cleaning products are made using sustainable manufacturing practices and are naturally derived, safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable ingredients that don’t negatively impact the environment.
- Switch to LED or CFL lights. Reduce your energy bill and your environmental footprint by replacing all light bulbs (inside and out) with LED or CFL bulbs which use 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs (they also last 10 to 25 x longer)
- Energy-efficient appliances & smart temperature control. When it’s time to replace your appliances (dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc.) look for the Energy Star labels. These types of appliances use lower amounts of water and energy. Upgrading to a smart thermostat gives you the ability to check on your home from virtually anywhere and program it to eco-mode during evenings or when guests aren’t present.
- Install a clothesline. You might not use it for every load of laundry, but having a clothesline available may motivate you (or your guests) into throwing at least the beach towels and bathing suits on the lines rather than putting them through the laundry.
- Install low-flow showerheads. Cape Codder’s use a lot of water – morning showers, cleaning off after the beach, etc. Reduce water usage in your home by installing low-flow showerheads (there are several on the market that retains high pressure!), which conserve water and reduce the demand on your water heater.