The truth about making money from home
Although there is certainly no shortage of "green" reasons to save energy in your house, one of the biggest reasons of all for becoming energy-efficient is that you will be able to save yourself quite a bit of money in the long run; if you follow these simple tips to make your home more energy-efficient, you will soon notice your bills shrinking and your disposable income increasing as a result! One of the best things you can do to save energy in your house is to replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps; while compact fluorescent lamps will cost you more money out of pocket than incandescent light bulbs do, these new light bulbs will actually save you lots of money in the long run - in fact, while a typical light bulb last about a thousand hours, a compact fluorescent lamp lasts for about ten thousand hours, which will save you as much as $80 over the life of the bulb! Another thing you will want to do is check to see whether or not your house has good insulation in the walls and attic, as effective insulation will allow your house to retain its heat in the winter, and to retain its cool air in the summer; many houses have unfinished attics, or hardly any wall insulation (or both!), and such houses tend to lose lots of money for their owners - so look into this in your own house, and see what you can do differently. Replacing your windows, or upgrading the ones you have, is another big key to saving money on your energy bills, as more cold and heat is transferred through windows than through any other part of your home; if you are replacing your windows for any reason at all, upgrade to replacements that are Energy Star-rated, and you will find that the extra cost at the time is off-set in the long run. It might seem like you will be stuck doing lots of work - in exchange for very little instant gratification - as you try these new things, but in the long run you will be able to not only have a positive impact on the environment, but will be able to save quite a bit of cash in the process!