Yesterday, we asked you to tell us how you go green, and what keeps you from doing more, in reaction to a new survey showing that Americans are making many energy efficiency improvements but would do more if it cost less.
Here's what you said:
I'm in the process of have a geothermal heating and cooling system installed. Although it seemed expensive at first there are rebates offered for this. AND we figured with the savings (we expect a 75% reduction in our costs),the unit will pay for itself after 6 0r 7 years. Also our yearly payment will be no more than or yearly heating and cooling costs. I don't think people realize the benefits of geothermal.
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 02:10:48 PM
not expensive being kind to earth
its not expensive being green. god created a home for us, the least we could do is keep it clean. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. "We can change the world with our own two hands." -Ben Harper
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 01:40:25 PM
Eliminate phantom loads by unplugging appliances that aren't in use! Yes, your microwave may only use a few watts when not heating anything but 24 hours a day, 365 days a year translates to a couple more bucks in your pocket come December 31st. Yes, $2 isn't enough to do much but how many things can be turned off and how hard is it to do? Do you really need to see the time on your Micro, stove, toaster oven, radio AND wall clock all at the same time?
Today, we're asking you whether you think a "Cash for Clunkers" program that would pay up to $4,500 for people to trade-in SUVs, trucks or other gas-guzzlers for more fuel-efficient models is a good idea. read the story, and comment there.
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