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Stay Green While Saving Green With Eco-Friendly Holiday Lights

Why Choose Eco-Friendly Holiday Lights?

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. A time of reconnecting with loved ones and enjoying the glittery displays of holiday lights. But the holiday light bonanza comes with the cost of huge electricity consumption and heaps of trash. The more electricity you consume, the more toxic fumes are released into the environment, but staying eco-friendly doesn’t mean having to miss out on holiday lights and decorations this season.

There are countless eco-friendly holiday lights that will spark joy while leaving plenty of green in your bank account for presents. Every year people pull out their electricity-guzzling lights, leaving the looming electric bill and big carbon footprint on your conscience. This year, you can have the best of both worlds by choosing to decorate with some of these festive eco-friendly holiday lights that help your wallet while going easy on the environment.

Add Eco-Friendly Holiday Magic With LED Indoor Lights

led indoor lightsLove colorfully festive string lights lining your windows and doors? Look for multicolor LED holiday lights to add some cheer. Prefer the mesmerizing dance of shimmer lights on your holiday tree? Look for twinkle LED indoor lights that add holiday magic to your living room.

Want the warm golden glow of traditional holiday lights lining your fireplace mantle? Look for warm white LED lights to set the mood.

Not only do they consume 70-95% less electricity than traditional holiday lights, but they last 40-50 times longer and more strings can be strung together on one electrical outlet without the risk of blowing a fuse.

With the wide variety of LED holiday lights on the market, it’s never been easier to decorate your home for the season while staying eco-friendly while saving money.

Save Green With Solar Powered Lights

Want to step up your eco-friendly holiday decorations another notch? How about holiday lights that don't cost you a dime to power? How about lights that don't even plug into your outlet? Ask and you shall receive! Solar-powered lights are all the rage this holiday season. By harnessing the power of the sun, your outdoor holiday lights can be as eco-friendly as it gets.

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These wondrous holiday decorations function the same as regular lights, except that they come with a small solar panel that soaks up the sunshine as its power source. From solar-powered string and fairy lights lining your windows and doors to solar-powered laser projection lamps creating a festive scene in the yard, your home can radiate holiday cheer without weighing on your conscience or wallet.

Add Variety With LED Candles or Unique Holiday Lights

led candlesLong gone are the days of cold-white LED lights being your only option. Today, there are countless LED lights that will satisfy even the choosiest holiday decorators. Why not add some ambiance to your window sills or mantle with flickering LED candles?

You can even have cool white snowflakes hanging in your windows lending a frosty glow. Or perhaps you prefer warm white LED pre-lit garland that produces a festive golden tone wrapped around your banister. Or line your walkway with LED candy canes. The list of LED holiday light options goes on and on.

It's never been more important to make conscious choices to preserve the planet everyone lives on, but you can put your mind at ease this holiday season. Not only will you be able to enjoy the holiday magic in your home while staying green, but you'll be saving green too.

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Green Plumbing at Home: The Benefits of Being Eco-Friendly

The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Plumbing   

Mother nature works better when the scales are balanced. The last 100 or so years have tipped the scales, and now the environment in a crisis. Over-consumption of natural resources, pollution, and the wasteful mentality of society have placed an enormous burden on the earth.

It’s a good thing that people are finally trying to put a stop to this travesty. There are easy ways that you can help. You’ve seen “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” everywhere, but what does that truly mean?

It means conserving water so that less sewerage and runoff ends up in the ocean. It means choosing to use sustainable materials, things that last. It means starting to choose non-toxic products for use in your home. Read on for more information on how to be more eco-friendly when it comes to plumbing.

The Material in Water Pipes Can be Earth Friendly

water pipesNowadays, the material used for plumbing is much safer for people and the environment. You don’t want to be worried about the old materials that used to be used poisoning you along with the earth.

There are some really great options in the current day and age to choose from when it comes to your health and being earth conscious. The best material in the market to use right now is PEX piping and brass fixtures.

It is a flexible and surprisingly durable plastic. It also reduces energy waste because it doesn’t lose heat like the pipes of the past. Another couple of choices for your pipelines are copper and cast-iron piping.

Copper is natural, and low levels of it are actually good for the earth. Cast iron is durable and nearly indestructible. They are both part of highly recyclable materials and don’t require the use of toxic glues. 

Bathroom Plumbing Procedures to Save Water

Not only are the pipes in your home something you can replace to help preserve the environment, but you can also change your bathroom fixtures too! Your faucets, showerhead, and even your toilet can be instruments for your use in conserving water. Envision all the money you can save in the process too!

You can replace the showerhead and faucets in your humble commode room with low-flow fixtures. These are designed to curtail the flow of H2O in order to be more water-efficient.

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New showerheads along with faucets can also minimize the use of energy used in heating your water, that’s a win-win for your pockets and mother nature. These options won’t even have you giving up those luxurious heat-filled showers; you can’t even tell the difference!

The throne is another fixture in the bathroom that can be instrumental in conserving water! There are HETs (high-efficiency toilets) that have a rate of 1.28 gallons per flush. They are the top in the business when it comes to water-saving commodes. Start taking advantage of the newest technology and save yourself in the long run.

Wasted Water Potential With Outdoor Plumbing

outdoor plumbingNow it’s time to talk about something you probably don’t think about much. This is something that isn’t viewed as urgent as, say, a leak in your kitchen. Outdoor plumbing leaks could be causing as much a 6,300 wasted gallons of precious water per day.

That is a monumental amount of water loss! If you have an outdoor irrigation system that requires repair, or a hose spigot that is spurting, check them out and get them fixed as soon as possible! Hoses can be a real problem too.

If you notice a leak, replace or at least use some good plumber’s tape to repair it, these are basic plumbing tips. Not only is this depleting natural water resources at an alarmingly fast rate, but it’s also eating a hole in your pockets.

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