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Excerpted from the website of The U.S. Geological Survey:

Reducing the carbon footprint of your home will reduce the negative impact that the home leaves on our environment. The possibility of lowering the cost of your bills and having the added benefit of better health is available to you. We feel it is our job to provide you with the information as to what is available on the market. From there, you may make the decision as to what is most important to you and we can work together as a team to give you the most bang for your budget.

Reducing your carbon footprint does not need to be expensive to be effective. Making small changes within the home will provide an impact. For example, changing one appliance to an Energy Star appliance is the equivalent of planting 1.7 trees and can save anywhere from 10-50% of energy. King Bee Construction wants to assist you in creating an eco-friendly home from the interior to the exterior of your home.

The two most popular rooms to renovate in ones home is their kitchen and bathroom. According to the California Urban Water Conservation Council, the bathroom is responsible for 60% of a home’s water consumption. Tankless water heaters, low-flow flush toilets and aerator sinks will significantly reduce the amount of water used. By making a change as small as replacing a regular shower head with a water conserving shower head it will save gallons of water during each shower alone. Reducing the water flow in the bathroom has a significant impact on the environment.

Did you know: A leaking faucet can waste gallons of water a year. Consider this, 1 bathroom faucet with a drip of 10 per minute, equates to 14,400 drips per day. That equals 3 liters of water wasted per day and a whopping 347 gallons of water a year. Please check your faucets at home. What if every faucet in every home on your block…in your town…also dripped? The drips would add up to a flood of water wasted right down the drains in our very homes.

Installing Low-Flow shower heads and faucet aerators is the single most effective water conservation savings you can do for your home. Low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators can reduce your home water consumption as much as 50%, and reduce your energy cost of heating the water also by as much as 50%. This conservation of water and energy is not only good for the environment, but the savings in your utility bills will pay for the cost of the aerators within a few months.

Here are some more money and environment saving tips from Earth911.com
Buy only what you need.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Buy recycled materials in order to keep recycling sustainable.

When your incandescent light bulbs stop working, replace them with energy efficient CFL's - compact light bulbs.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) CFLs uses 2/3 less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs and last.

Bag up your purchases with reusable cloth bags.

If you decide to use plastic bags, please remember to recycle them. There are thousands of locations available across the country.

To ensure you are responsible with your technological devices please consider the following:
  • Donate working electronics to charities or school programs in your community.

  • Recycle electronics that are not working. Contact: New 2 U Computers for drop off and tax write-off information.

  • Refill or recycle your inkjet or toner cartridges. Many companies will come to you to pick up any unwanted cartridges.
Turn off the water when brushing your teeth

Avoid partial or small loads of dishes in your dishwasher and in your washer and dryer.

Don't use running water to thaw foods.

Compost food scraps - save water by avoiding using the garbage disposal and assist your garden with creating better soil.

Clean your driveway and sidewalks with a broom versus a water hose. You'll save at least 80 gallons of water each time.

Adjusting your home thermostat by only a few degrees can make a big difference in your energy consumption. Those savings carry through to your pocket book.

In the summer raise your thermostat two degrees and in the winter lower your thermostat by two degrees. When your bill arrives you will see the difference. Use your ceiling fan to cool a room. Install a programmable thermostat to better regulate the temperature in your house through the day and night. Recycle your old thermostats. They may contain mercury.

When replacing an appliance - look for the energy star symbol and consider the best product and environmental savings to suit your needs.

When replacing an appliance - look for the energy star symbol and consider the best product and environmental savings to suit your needs.

Carpool, ride the bus, ride a bike or use public transportation to get to and from work.

Keep your tires inflated to the appropriate air pressure level. This will extend the life of your tires and give you better gas mileage.

Drive the speed limit. Service your car regularly.
Consider a hybrid or fuel efficient vehicle.

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