Green Living

April 7, 2017

Green Living Tips for Your Home

Living green, building green and surrounding yourself with earth-friendly products minimizes the negative impact you have on the natural world. By abiding by green principles, not only are you keeping your family from getting sick, you are also looking out for Mother Nature’s limited resources.

  • Install Energy Star appliances certified by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Use recycled, chlorine-free toilet paper, facial tissues and petrochemical-free cosmetics.
  • Use baking soda, vinegar and tea tree oil to disinfect your bathroom as opposed to traditional cleaning products made with harsh chemicals.
  • Keep your heat low. For every degree that you turn your thermostat below 70, you can save 320 pounds of greenhouse gases (natural gas heat) or 236 pounds of electric heat.
  • Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) throughout your house to significantly reduce your electricity bill and the amount of energy used.
  • Increase insulation in your attic, walls and flooring.

Going Solar Tips

  • Make sure your home has a southern exposure that is not shaded by trees or other structures. You may need to remove¬†tree¬†limbs to provide adequate sun exposure to your solar panels.
  • Have your roof inspected by a professional to assess its condition and load-bearing capacity.
  • Choose a company with the proper experience and licenses in your state.
  • Solar energy systems are not maintenance-free, and you will need to hire a qualified solar company to perform routine inspection and maintenance.
  • Once your solar panels are installed, it is important to speak with us to help make sure the panels are included in the coverage for your home.

Are you thinking about going solar? No job is too big or too small for Perone Electric electricians. From solar panels to back-up generators, Perone Electric’s highly motivated electricians will make sure you always have power when you need it.