Four Ways to Achieve a Greener Home For Earth Day

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Working to sustain the environment means a livable future for all of us. On Tuesday April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries will celebrate Earth Day. This year’s theme is Green Cities. The focus is on transforming our cities to fight environment issues including climate change.

For Canadians sustainable household consumption is important because the ecological footprint we have is much larger than what the Earth can sustain in the long term.

Rocca Sisters & Associates have made it a focus to find ways to conserve the environment and we’re happy to say we’ve noticed our clients are taking measures right in their homes. The first step after all, starts at your front door.

Here are four easy changes you can make at home that will have you conserving the environment in a big way:

1. Get rid of old energy guzzling appliances. If your refrigerator or freezer is 20 years or older it is creating a burden on energy supply. According to the Ontario Power Authority getting rid of an old freezer or refrigerator can also save you about $125 on your energy bill.

2. Pay attention to temperature settings. Heating and cooling costs can account to half our home’s energy costs. Look at getting yourself a programmable thermostat which can help you control temperature remotely via the internet and an energy display can show you exactly how much energy your home is using at any given time. Peaksaver PLUS is one such device that is being offered by many local utility distribution companies in Ontario for free.

3. Watch your water use. Saving water can be as simple as turning the tap off when brushing your teeth.

4. Reduce plastic use. Using reusable bags at home and for shopping is one of the key ways to avoid increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

These are just a few steps to help you on way to conserving energy. For more ideas, visit the Communities section of our website, http://www.RoccaSisters.ca, to learn about our commitment to the environment. Have great tips of your own? Celebrate Earth Day by sharing your own ideas on our Rocca Sisters Facebook page!

Let our highly responsive, executive team of professionals cater to all of your real estate needs. Call us today at 905-335-4102 or email us at info@roccasisters.ca to learn more about home staging and request a free evaluation. The Rocca Sisters & Associates’ personal approach and proven results will surpass your expectations!

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