Friday, January 23, 2009

5 Ways to Green Your Home for $100

  1. Buy blackout curtains. Instead of installing windows with multiple panes, blackout curtains reduce heat loss by a quarter.

  2. Install a rain barrel. A clean, regular barrel can easily and inexpensively be converted into a rain barrel.

  3. Put a garden on your roof. Grab some dirt from the hard. The only thing that will cost you money is seed and tarp.

  4. Remove your carpet. It increases your in-home air quality and reduce allergies. Make sure you have hardwood underneath and get your landlord's permission where applicable. Then, recycle your old carpet.

  5. Put caulk around your outlets, switches and windows. Put an insulating foam gasket behind your outlets and switches.
(Photo: Rain Saver)

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