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Old 09-15-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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Some simple ideas that we often neglect to consider


Well, I just thought it would be good to post here some simple ways on how we can go green. These are some facets in our own household that we often neglect.


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Old 11-05-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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I'm sure most people are already hip to most of these tips, but thanks for sharing anyway.


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Old 11-06-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
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Most people spend a lot of time and money to piddle around the edges.

The biggest items most of us use energy and water for are bathing and washing clothing. If you can make small gains in efficiency on those two items you can make big differences.

Same thing with air infiltration on an old house -- you have to stop the wind from blowing through the gaps before the insulation can do it's job.
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I always wash my clothes in cold water,,, I figure it lowers the gas bill and saves energy,, I cant tell any difference.. My daughter however swears there is... Is there ?? Just wondering what anyone else thought

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I always wash my clothes in cold water,,, I figure it lowers the gas bill and saves energy,, I cant tell any difference.. My daughter however swears there is... Is there ?? Just wondering what anyone else thought

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Supposedly the difference happens when the water temperature drops below 50F with liquid detergent. I use cold/cold in the summer, and warm/cold in the winter. If you use powder it needs warmer water to dissolve.

I've never done tests for myself, but that's what I've heard.
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electricity and water...by changing little things we could make such a difference
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I wash my clothes in Tide. It's too cold outtide.

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