Autumn is closing in and that means the night falls much faster. With important holidays bringing more foot traffic to your home, such as trick-or-treaters, Thanksgiving dinner guests and Christmas gatherings, there are a couple of things you can do to save yourself money in the long run.
Use LED or solar-powered lights to make pathways much more visible for visitors to walk. Replacing 20 60-watt bulbs produces an annual savings of $80 and greatly reduces your energy consumption. LED bulbs also last longer than traditional bulbs and produce far less heat which reduces the risk of fire or burns.
Another wonderful trick of the season is the excess amount of leaves. This can cause tripping hazards for guests wandering onto your property. A first thought would be to use your hose to wipe out those pesky tree droppings but this will not only cost you money but be extremely wasteful. It takes a maximum amount of pressure to remove all of those leaves and some proceed to become stuck. This is a significant waste of water that you have to pay for on that upcoming bill. Instead, use a broom to sweep leaves off of porches and walkways. It won’t cost you any money and it is much better for future generations.
Speaking of Halloween, you can reduce emissions by leaving that car in the garage and walking around the neighborhood. Grab a flashlight and let the kids tire themselves out running door to door. You will be helping the environment and reducing your carbon footprint while giving the kiddos, and yourself, a bit of exercise and fresh air away from video games and work on the laptop.
We have already shared How To Reduce The Amount Of Trash On Halloween but the tips listed above can save you money on your energy and utility bills while keeping our environment that little bit cleaner.
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