It's Easy Being Green

Check out 10 easy ways to go green: lower your bills, protect the environment and live healthier.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

Get a solar-powered water heater.

Like to linger in a hot shower? Stand under the pulse-jet guilt free with a solar hot water system. You can install solar panels on your roof that will work with your conventional water heater. The panels cost between $2,000 and $4,500, and they can reduce the need for conventional water heating by around two-thirds.

A solar water heater cuts around 12 percent off the average household’s monthly electric bill. Most solar systems use a conventional backup heater, so you’re never left with a cold shower.

For a contractor, contact the Solar Energy Industries Association.

We Recommend...

Beardtongue, Penstemon

Beardtongue, Penstemon

This plant is valued for its trumpet-like flowers.

Backyard-Inspired Sunroom

Backyard-Inspired Sunroom

A neutral beige sunroom gets an update when the colors of a summer barbeque are brought indoors. See the transformation that a...

(2 photos)
Jade Dining Room

Jade Dining Room

The Double Take team re-creates a $76,000 dining room for just over $2,300.

(9 photos)
Advertisement

HGTV Inspiration Newsletter

Create your unique, personal style with advice and inspiration from HGTV.