Many people don’t realize that if they live green, it can save their money, make the life easier and it will be useful for the environment. The explanation lies in those first gadgets and solution that should save the planet. They were ineffective and expensive, so many people believe that newer green solutions are the same. But, they are much better now. If you want to be a better resident of the planet Earth, start from your bathroom. Every person spends a lot of time there, so you can see how important they are. Because 30% of household water usage is used for toilet flushing, it would be wise to reduce these numbers. If you have a very old toilet, upgrading it with a new, low-consumption is a great solution. It will save you 4 gallons per flush! Many of them have a dual-flush feature. It means that when you pull one handle, it will use 1.6 gallon flush, but other handle releases only 1.1 gallons. A household can save 6.000 gallons per year with this toilet.
Saving energy for heating and cooling is equally important. Installing an HRV (a heat recovery ventilator) is recommended. It will keep the temperature stable and with that, you need to use less energy for heating/cooling. Removing humidity from the air is also recommended. The best solution is an ERV (energy recovery ventilator). Basically, it is an upgraded version of an HRV. If you want to go one step further, install smart power strips. They will monitor on appliance that are plugged into them. When some of them goes in stand-by mode, they will shut it down. By doing this, you eliminate appliance that sucks too much energy.