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Going Green In Your Weston Dean Home

August 7, 2014

custom home in San Antonio Doing your part by living green in your Weston Dean home is easier than you might think.   It should be important to your family to purify the air you breath, water you drink and keeping a clean environment. The following tips are things you can do in your custom home in San Antonio to save money as well as help the environment at the same time. Recycle: If you haven’t already been recycling, it’s time to start. Recycling is an easy thing to do and will keep unnecessary objects in the landfills. Be sure to find out what you are allowed to recycle in your San Antonio neighborhood. Turn off electricity off when not in use: Many may think this just means the over head lighting in the rooms of your Weston Dean home, but computer and electronics also fall into this category. Turn off your computer when you are not using it. The fan that keeps the computer from overheating takes up a lot of energy. If you are purchasing new appliances, make sure to purchase ones that are labeled energy efficient. They are more efficient and will last longer and won’t end up in our landfills any time soon. Start saving water: Turn the water faucet off when you are brushing your teeth, washing your face or shaving. Other ways are to not run the dishwasher before it is full and wait to do laundry until you have full loads and use the cold water cycle whenever possible. Use energy efficient lighting: If you haven’t switched out your incandescent bulbs for energy efficient CFL’s in the rooms of your new Weston Dean home, it is time to change over.  CFL’s are more energy efficient and greener than traditional incandescent light bulbs. Another choice is full spectrum or LED’s which are also safe and energy efficient alternative in the rooms of your home. Use environmentally friendly detergents: The type of detergents you use is important and more environmentally safe, organic laundry detergents and dishwashing liquid are readily available. By using organic products, the discarded water is less harmful to the environment. Start by making a few changes and hopefully you will begin to see the changes that being eco-friendly has in your new Weston Dean home and environment.
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