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As an environmentally-friendly green company, T3 can help you improve sustainability in your life and at home in Napa Valley with these tips:

It can seem overwhelming to make changes to your life and home. Think about what aspects need the most improvement, which to begin with, and compare your different options before making drastic changes or investing significant amounts of money. Every individual, family, or household has unique needs, so we hope this advice will help as a guide regarding the use of green energy.

 

gogreenYou should replace or clean your furnace and air conditioning filter at least once every 90 days, and check it once per month for build-up. It’s a good decision to add filters to warm air registers. This will help keep debris from clogging up heating ducts and becoming inoperable. Special tip: attach a dryer sheet to your filter and you’ll be amazed by the new freshness around your house.

Research the different energy solutions in your community. Look into the cost of operating your home using these utilities, considering legislation regarding energy costs. You might find that you could save money by switching from an electric heater to natural gas, or by selecting a different pricing tier, promising that your highest consumption of energy will occur during off-peak hours.

Don’t keep electronics and appliances powered on all the time. It is wasteful to leave lights turned on in an empty bedroom, so flip the switch when you leave. Connect your home electronics to a power strip, and turn it off when you aren’t using the equipment. A device left in standby mode, still wastes power. A running computer can consume the energy equivalent to a refrigerator.

The flow of air in a home is better controlled when you have double-paned windows and doors installed. Cold drafts can be reduced with proper care for doors and windows with efficient insulation.

It sounds simple, but users of green energy should reduce their use of electric heaters in cold weather. Instead, consider investing in additional warm clothing, blanketing and slippers and use a fireplace or pellet stove warm living areas. Nothing beats a family game night on a cold evening. There are health benefits too, such as improved breathing from cooler air while sleeping.

Every home has a different layout and is in different areas. These differences will make green-energy technology needs vary. Some technologies can work in any location, while others are site-specific. Use the advice that works in your situation and come up with some of your own money saving, earth friendly tips.


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