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Go Green Around the House

Posted on News September 29, 2010 by Terry Jones

These days, it seems like everybody is going green. Recycling was the original green movement, but there are other things you can do around the house to reduce your impact on the environment.

For instance, switch to CFL (compact fluorescent) light bulbs. They use less energy and will even save you money on your energy bills. These bulbs contain a bit of mercury, so make sure you recycle them at a recycling center in your area. If they break, follow these clean-up instructions from the EPA.

Also try operating your dishwasher and your washer and dryer in the evening or morning hours when it’s not so warm outside. These machines give off heat, which makes your air conditioner work harder, thus using more energy.

Other measures you can take include shortening your showers, using your dishwasher instead of hand washing, purchasing Energy Star products and reusing paper as much as possible. Recycling centers are great for disposing of hazardous waste materials such as fluorescent tubes, auto fluids, motor oil, pool chemicals, weed killer, tires, etc. Check your local recycling center for more information.

You can even recycle electronics like computers, monitors, laptops, printers, keyboards, mice, televisions, DVD players ,copiers, cell phones, chargers, rechargeable batters, fax machines, etc. Again, check your local recycling center for more information.

Of course, you can always inquire about energy efficient air conditioning by calling All Year Cooling. We’ve kept up with the green movement and have all of the information you need to go green in home cooling.

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