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Tips for a Greener Living Room

Energy Saving Ideas for your Living Room

1. Paint interior walls a light color to reflect light and use low VOC (non-toxic) paint.

2. Get a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans circulate both heat and cool air, thus saving energy and money

3. Use weather-stripping or caulk on leaking windows to save on energy and heat.

4. Use organic cotton bedding.

5. Use natural or compact fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent lights use 1/3 the electricity of normal bulbs and last up to 10 times longer.

6. Insulate your ceilings and walls to save on your energy bills and make your house more comfortable throughout the year.

7. Arrange furniture to take advantage of natural light from windows

8. Consider flooring made of renewable materials such as bamboo.

9. Consider sustainable furniture made of recycled and renewable resources.

10. Unplug or shut down all TVs and other appliances when not in use. Electronics on "standby" cost consumers an extra $8 billion dollars a year in electricity.

11. Install Solar Screens on your windows that will keep a breeze coming through but will block up to 80% of the sun’s heat and glare.

12. Install double-pane low-E gas-filled windows. They’ll keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.