Go Green in your Home

Eco-friendly alternatives can help reduce your impact on the environment, while saving your time and money. Below we have rounded up a few easy ways that you can save energy and water in your home.

Saving Energy

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Energy Star is an incredible program that helps businesses and industries find ways to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency. Energy Star products work just as well as standard products, but use less energy which can help save money on your electricity bill and decrease power plant emissions. Look for the blue energy star label which signifies an Energy Star certified product!

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If you are looking for more ways to save energy, check out these Noritz tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters provide hot water only as needed, so they do not produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters. When the hot water is turned on, cold water runs through the pipe. A gas or an electric element heats the water directly, as opposed to traditional water heaters that heat and store water until it is needed.

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Switching to LED light bulbs is an easy way to save energy, as they use less energy than incandescent bulbs, and last up to 10 times longer. Visit Satco for a selection of LED light bulbs.

Saving Water

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If you are interested in saving water, TOTO has a wide selection of low-flow toilets. The current federal standard for toilets is 1.6 gallons per flush, while low-flow toilets use 1.3 gallons or less per flush, saving you gallons of water per year!

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With Moen's eco-proformance shower heads, you can use up to 30% less water, while having a shower head that preforms just as well as the standard.

Audrey Loder

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Raleigh, NC

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