Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Environmentally Friendly Ideas

Going green is more than just a buzz word or marketing gimmick. It's a practice that we should all try integrating into our lives and homes.

Did you know that a Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) lasts from 8-10 times longer, uses about 75% less energy, and produces 90% less heat while delivering more light per Watt than an incandescent light bulb? They also save you money. One 20 Watt CFL (replaces a 75 Watt incandescent bulb) will save you $66 dollars over the life of the bulb (based on $.12 KWH). If you replace just one 100 Watt incandescent bulb with a 25 Watt CFL, you will save a $74 dollars over the life of the bulb - that's a full tank of gas and then some!

While saving you money, CFL's also save the planet. Replacing one incandescent light bulb with an energy saving CFL bulb will reduce carbon monoxide emission to the atmosphere.