Inexpensive Ways to Create a Sustainable Home


While there are plenty of ways to save energy in your home, going green can actually be more expensive. Buying green cleaning products and investing in energy saving initiates can sometimes turn people off because of their prices, despite being an investment into the home's energy costs down the line.

However, there are plenty of ways to save on energy costs in your home. Follow some of these tips and tricks and your wallet will thank you!




1) Make sure to turn off all electronics when you are done using them. Even if they are turned off they can still be sucking energy from your home, so simply turn them all the way off when you're done. This includes your computer, your television, and your microwave.

2) Install a programmable thermostat. Doing so will save you up to 10% on cooling and heating costs as you'll be able to plan exactly when your home will use its energy efficiently.

3) Ditch your newspaper and magazine subscriptions -- you'll be able to read them online for a similar price but save loads of paper in the process.

4) Get rid of your paper towels and invest in cloth. It may take some time getting used to, but you'll be shocked at the amount of paper you use every day that just goes into the trash!

5) Time your showers. Play your favorite song and see if you can get in and out by the time it is done.

6) Buy a lunch box instead of using plastic bags every day. Not only will you reduce your plastic consumption, you'll be inspired to pack your lunch every day because of your nice new bag.

7) Contact your utility provider as they may have some sustainable energy options for you to try out including wind, solar, and geothermal.

8) Put a recycling bin on every level of your home so there is no excuse for your family not to recycle.

9) Pay all of your bills online. Less paper equals less energy used overall -- and direct deposit means you won't have to worry about a thing!


These simple tips and tricks can go far when it comes to investing in taking care of Mother Nature.


Starion Energy is a licensed electricity and gas supplier in the deregulated energy market since Sept. 2009. Energy deregulation gives consumers the choice of an alternative electric supplier and determines the rates and terms at which they purchase electric generation services. Starion services markets in CT, DC, DE, IL, IN, MA, MD, NJ, NY, OH, & PA. Starion is strategically positioned for continued growth in new markets for years to come.  For more information visit http://www.starionenergy.com






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