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December 14, 2012

How Eco Friendly is Your Home? II

by terresteinbeck RODEO REALTY

My previous post explored the all-important topic of making your L.A. home a shiny green example of eco-friendliness. Thankfully, it doesn’t cost a fortune in alterations to ensure your residence goes easy on the power consumption. Nevertheless, saving precious energy does take some effort on the part of you, the conscientious eco-trooper. Remember, a planet’s health and a small fortune in energy savings both are at stake. So don’t even think about shirking your domestic duties. Instead, focus your attention on this follow-up list of energy-saving tips. You and the environment will profit enormously.

Get Unplugged. Even when appliances are enjoying a break from the drudgery of washing your camp clothes or cooking holiday casseroles, they’re still sucking power out of your well-scrubbed walls. Not much, mind you. But enough to gobble up a substantial amount of personal funds over the long haul. Believe me, the outflow adds up. So disconnect all that hard-working machinery when not in use. I mean, how hard is it to pull a plug from a wall?

Achieve Total Clarity. Toxic chemicals generally don’t improve the well-being of rivers, lakes, and oceans. Be a friend to these important sources of H2O. Make clear, non-polluting laundry detergent a part of your washing regimen.

Reach for the Stars. Energy Stars, that is. Appliances bearing the Energy Star label are graceful power nibblers, not unstoppable gluttons. This radiant emblem is a sure sign of major savings to come, both in the kilowatt and cash departments.

All You Need is Cold. Save the hot water for your spa parties. Cold water is all you need to get that month-old mountain of laundry sparkling clean.

Bin There. A recycle bin makes a fine addition to any garage or backyard. When not looking pretty, this sturdy storage unit makes a great destination for discarded metal, glass, paper, cardboard, and plastic.

Would you like to learn more about giving your home the green touch? Or maybe you have your own way to save energy. I’d really like to hear about it, so feel free to reach out in my direction.  Or fire your questions and comments into the comment box below. There’s always a vacancy.

And, of course, if you want an instant connection to the latest info and opportunities in the Beverly Hills real estate market, I’m ready to make it happen.  Call or email today.

Back soon.

Terre Steinbeck

(310) 666-4094  DIRECT

(310) 724-7100   OFFICE

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