How To Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly On The Cheap

You don’t have to line your roof with solar panels, disconnect all your appliances and install a sun roof in every room to green up your home. Nor do you have to wage a destructive deforestation campaign against the green in your wallet to work your way into the good graces of enviro-snob acquaintances.

MSN’s Good Health blog offers some tips on simple, low-cost ways to make your home greener.

Among the tips in the post:

-Use less energy by turning off the heater and air conditioner when not needed, closing doors to unused rooms and shut computers down at night.

-Switch to fluorescent light bulbs. The upfront cost can be off-putting, but thanks to the energy savings, they’ll pay for themselves twice over within a year.

-Reduce the amount of water your toilet swallows every flush by keeping a water-filled two-liter bottle or sandbag inside the tank.

What methods do you use to cut down on energy use?

Cheap ways to make your home greener [MSN Good Health]