Being Green in Winter

By Avery Mills | Jan 14, 2020 8:13:00 AM

Being Green in WinterWe always hear how important it is be green during the spring and summer months as we start to spend more time outdoors, but what about in the winter? While it may hard to visualize when everything outside is gray and dreary, it’s just as important be green. Here are some tips for staying green during the winter time.

CARPOOL

While pollutants from vehicles is a year-round problem, this is especially so during the harsh winter months. Carpooling can help save your vehicle from normal winter wear and tear and can also save you money on gas and maintenance.

PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT

When your heater is on full blast during the day when no one is home, this is not only a waste of money but also of energy. With a programmable thermostat, you’ll be able to have the heat turn down automatically shut down during the day and then resume about 30 minutes before everyone gets home.

WINTERIZE YOUR HOME

Every fall, you should take the time to prep for your home for the winter so it’s as energy efficient as possible. This means checking windows and doors for leaks to ensure there’s no way for warm air to escape. The more winterized your home is, the less energy you’ll use and the more money you’ll save.

INDOOR PLANTS

An indoor plant can help improve the quality of air in your home by releasing moisture which helps maintain heat levels. Plus, they are also great décor for your home, can help combat dry winter skin, and give you a mood boost.

Topics: going green, saving green, winter, Lifestyle

Author: Avery Mills