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    Smile Going Green Tips

    I have recently been working on making my house more energy efficient. I started building my own solar panels and am very excited about building them and starting to power my house with them. I am making this post to ask people for advice on other things I can do to make my home greener. If you having suggestions please post them in a reply! Thanks!

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    The 2 biggest points I try to make are 1) going green doesnít have to involve sacrifice because people always think they have to give up something and 2) anytime you conserve gas or electricity your wallet gets a little heavier, and since most people think with their wallets, itís a good point to make.

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    get rid of those old lightbulbs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandito View Post
    I have recently been working on making my house more energy efficient. I started building my own solar panels and am very excited about building them and starting to power my house with them. I am making this post to ask people for advice on other things I can do to make my home greener. If you having suggestions please post them in a reply! Thanks!
    Great! just curious though on how much does it cost to build one? I am convincing my husband to built our own solar panel too..and we need some tips from those who already have their own solar panels. Do you have a recycle glass coffee table? well i guess its a good addition to your home since your already starting to make it more greener(home)..

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    its not just about the wallets, from time to time i hear people saying "i dont have a time to be green, i have to much work or something else to do". so it`s also about saving time but most important it is all about our behaviour and how we get use to live

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandito View Post
    I have recently been working on making my house more energy efficient. I started building my own solar panels and am very excited about building them and starting to power my house with them. I am making this post to ask people for advice on other things I can do to make my home greener. If you having suggestions please post them in a reply! Thanks!
    That's great to hear from you. What kind of solar panel are you working on? What materials are you using?

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    You can replace those old fluorescent lamps or lightbulbs that are not too energy efficient. They consume twice as much power than the newer ones.

    If you can turn off the lights in parts of your house that are not really necessary that would be good too. It doesn't only save you money, it reduces energy consumption.

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    It can be a little difficult to make a green house but i think it is worth it!

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    I have replaced most of the lights in my place with energy saving daylight bulbs.. Both healthy and energy saving. Yes they are slightly pricy, but they add a lot of value to your home!!

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    In most simplest way, everyone can go green bu using refurbished furniture.

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    I am all about finding new ways and new products for going green. I found a site that lets your share stories, testimonials, etc. on any green products, services, companies, etc. Its called the Energy Conservation club on the lowerelectricbilltoday website.

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    Make your home green, going to green life, many people is doing now. I am beginning, I begin from car, light bulb, etc. It's really worth and save money. If we motivate each other, we can keeping going and make more green actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandito View Post
    I have recently been working on making my house more energy efficient. I started building my own solar panels and am very excited about building them and starting to power my house with them. I am making this post to ask people for advice on other things I can do to make my home greener. If you having suggestions please post them in a reply! Thanks!
    Yes, use low voltage lighting where ever you can and stop flushing the toilet every time you use it.

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    if you live in an area that uses oil for heating your home you can go to SavOnHeatingOil.com they have a product called a catalyst that will clean the oil and uses less oil to heat the home. so it helps the earth and your wallet. it too is an investment that pays back over time but usually only about 2 years. Not bad and it's no where near the cost of solar panels.

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    We use an electric car, although this does increase your electric bill, it certainly reduces your CO2 emissions and cost of petrol.

    The other thing we do is to look and think about what we are buying, do we need it and is it packaged in an environmentally friendly way.

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