Go Green! Energy-Efficient Kitchen Tips

St. Patrick’s Day is here and everybody seems to be going green — well, drinking green beer and wearing green clothing at least. We’re talking about a different kind of “green.” By turning your kitchen green, you can save money and feel better about lessening your impact on the environment.

Green Kitchen, Energy-Efficient Home

Besides using less paper and water, here is a list of ways you can put your kitchen in the St. Patty’s Day spirit.

10 Ways to Create a Green Kitchen:

  • Use a dishwasher to wash your dishes, if you have one — they use less water than hand-washing (provided the dishwasher is full and on its most efficient setting).
  • Use cloth towels instead of paper towels to clean up messes. You’ll use less water and save money too!
  • Consider composting you food scraps in a bin near your sink. Compost makes great, free fertilizer for your plants. You can compost nearly all of your left-overs including, egg shells, coffee grounds, fruits, vegetables, and much more. Just remember to never compost meat.
  • Consider replacing innefficient kitchen appliances with new, energy-efficient ones.
  • Install foam insulation gaskets behind your electrical outlets.
  • Use energy-efficient lighting options such as CFLs and LEDs.
  • Instead of opening your oven, use your oven light to check up on your cooking.
  • Keep the fridge and freezer full — less cold air will escape when you open the door.
  • Set your fridge to 36-39 degrees F and your freezer to 0-5 degrees F.
  • Use your microwave when you can. Your oven and stove consume quite a bit more energy.

Everyone at Larry & Sons wishes you a happy and “green” St. Patrick’s Day! To learn more about how to make your home more energy efficient, don’t hesitate to call Larry & Sons home experts at 301-733-5428.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to schedule your annual air conditioning tune-up before the cooling season hits full force. An green, energy-efficient home starts with your HVAC system.

With our maintenance plan, we’ll remind you of your annual tune-up, provide 15% off all repairs, and much more!

To learn about all the areas in your home where you could be saving, schedule a professional home energy audit in Maryland with Larry & Sons  — 301-733-5428.

We service Hagerstown, Frederick, and the surrounding Maryland areas. We also service parts ofWest Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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