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Your House's Carbon Footprint

Believe it or not the small things we do in our home releases emissions that cause greenhouse gas, the leading cause of global warming. From turning on a lights-switch to turning up the temp in the house, these little things can add up over time.

While you may not be able to a net-zero carbon footprint tomorrow, by understanding your house's carbon footprint, you can work toward net-zero.

Some very simple things you can do include:

- Changing out light-bulbs to ensure they are LED

- Unplug appliances you are not using because even if it's shut off, it can still be pulling power.

- Call your local utility providers as they often do "Green" audits to provide additional support.

- Ensure you have proper insulation both in the walls and attic.

- Recycle and repurpose garbage.

These are just a few of the hundreds of ideas you can do to reduce your house's carbon footprint. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a carbon footprint calculator you can use to see how your house does. Take a look here:


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