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					  Environment friendly initiatives are getting
     more pronounced these days. This is
    because the reality of global warming
phenomenon is being felt everywhere. One of
the culprits of the current environmental woes
   is the harmful carbon emissions. These
 substances are released to the environment
each time fossil fuel-based electricity is used.




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  As responsible Earth dwellers, preserving the planet rests upon the
inhabitants shoulders Turning your home or real estate property more
eco-friendly is a must There are a number of ways that people can attain this
noble thrust such as: Harnessing solar energy This is one of the best ways to
help the planet Solar power is a free resource Installing solar panels at the
roof or wall of the house or an apartment for sale can harness electricity
coming from the sun
 This does not only reduce monthly electricity usage and bills, it also reduces
the carbon emissions by at least 1 ton per household per year Most solar
panels last for 40 years This means 40 tons of carbon dioxide saved from the
environment Governments provide incentives to homes that install solar
panels This will cover installation and maintenance costs Over time, the
amount of money saved from monthly electricity bills and the numerous tax
incentives enjoyed by the property owner will be more than enough to cover for
the installation costs of solar panels
   Buy energy saving appliances If installing solar panels is not a priority, then
doing minor home adjustments will do Buying appliances with Energy Star
logo or have Energy Efficient Ratio over 10 can be the next best move Use
fluorescent compact bulbs instead of standard light bulbs Fluorescent bulbs
are not only eco-friendly and consume 2/3 less power; they also last 6 to 10
times longer than incandescent bulbs This means lesser number of light bulbs
thrown to the environment furniture landfills
  Energy-efficient LED or LCD computer monitors also help save energy by up
to 100 Kwh of energy annually Replacing desktop computers with laptops also
reduce power consumption A desktop requires 130 watts to run while a laptop
with the same features only needs 15 watts Geothermal heat pumps Energy
use is reduced by up to 44 percent if geothermal heat pumps are utilized The
heat pumps make use of thermal heat emanating from the Earth for heating or
cooling purposes
 It heats or cools both home space and water The pumps generally reduce
energy consumption by up to four times Installing these pumps could be
pricier because they need to be drilled But the cost of installing can be offset
by the Energy Efficient Mortgage available to homes with geothermal systems
Also, lower monthly electricity bills can help recoup installation costs
Repairing leaking duct system, responsible for air heating and cooling, also
conserves energy
 Leaking ducts can cause a lot of energy wastage It is responsible for 50 to 70
percent decrease of energy efficiency in homes Fixing leaking duct systems in
homes alone can save a total of 90 billion Kwh of power in the US Install
modern energy-efficient windows New windows provide sufficient insulation to
keep the house cool or hot using lesser energy consumption If replacing old
windows is beyond the budget, replacing the window sash will do
 A house for sale also looks more attractive with new window frames or sash
Pipe insulation Insulating pipes will preserve hot water as it travels through the
pipes Pipes that are not insulated will lose the heat causing the system to
compensate by using excess power to heat water some more This means
additional energy consumption
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