There are tests that help you figure out the ultimate question which is “How Green Are You?”  Once you figure out how green you are, then the results will help you figure out the best starting point for changing to green living, in your home.

One way to approach living green is to go through your house room by room and see where you can make improvements.  For example, if you change your shower head to one that releases 2.5 gallons per minute, you will save over 20,000 gallons of water per year.  Now that is really a good start toward living green and only costs around $5 or more to purchase. So this would be one of the bathroom tests.

This next green living task is something you can do throughout your home. The task is to caulk and seal.  Seal and caulk all the areas that allow unwanted cool and hot air into your home. By performing this task, you will lower your energy bill by 10%.

Another area where you can save money on your energy bill is by setting your water heater to 120 degrees.  This will help lower your energy bill by an additional 14% and reduce carbon emissions.

So by taking the time to caulk and seal your home, and change the setting on your water heater, you will reduce your energy bill by a grand total of 24% per year.  These three green tasks make a great starting point toward living greener, saving money, and the environment.

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