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    Top Ten Ways to Make Your Home More Green #8 Install A Programmable Thermostat. Programmable thermostats allow you to adjust your heating and cooling outputs while you are asleep or at work. By adjusting the temperature, you are saving 5%-15% on...

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    Top Ten Ways to Make Your Home More Green #7 Seal Cracks In All Exterior-Facing Doors and Windows. Great Stuff seals cracks airtight, creating an insulating barrier around most foundations and cracks in your home. Weatherstripping should be used ...

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    Top Ten Ways to Make Your Home More Green #6 Purchase a Water Heater Blanket, Turn Down the Water Heater Settings, and Wrap Exposed Pipes. A water heater blanket acts as insulation to prevent heat loss on your water heater. Setting your water hea...

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    Top Ten Ways to Make Your Home More Green #5 Change Your Toilets to Low Flow Water Settings or Quick Flush Systems Low-flow toilets can save thousands of gallons of water a year. Toilets use 40% of a household’s water use. Alternative toile...

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    Top Ten Ways to Make Your Home More Green #4 Install Insulated Cellular Blinds And/or Window Film Windows are one of the largest sources of heat loss and gain and can account for 10%-20% of a home’s heating and cooling costs.  Cellular blind...

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    Top Ten Ways to Make Your Home More Green #3 Paint Using Low or No-VOC Paints These paints improve indoor air quality by emitting few or no volatile organic compounds. Typical household paint contains up to 10,000 chemicals, with 150 of those k...

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    Top Ten Ways to Make Your Home More Green #2 Buy ENERGY-STAR Appliances ENERGY-STAR is a program designed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy that is conscious of the environment through its produ...

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    Top Ten Ways to Make Your Home More Green #1 Improve Lighting LED bulbs save 90% energy, last longer, are cool to the touch, unbreakable, save money, and help save the environment! “If you compare a 1.3 watt bulb, it would take 60 regular bul...

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    Starting next week, you'll want to be checking in daily with Green Door Living's blog as I reveal my top ten ways to make your new home more green. Green Door Living is committed to providing exceptional real estate services in a sustainable wa...

  • Simple Green Habits We Can Adopt

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    People ask us all the time what are some of the simplest things they can do to make a difference. Here's ten tips to be more sustainable in your personal lives:   1. Use cloth napkins. Think of all of the waste you produce from paper...