• Earth Friendly Living

  • It’s Earth Day! Every year we celebrate this planet we live on but environmentally friendly living should take place year round. City Roofing offers these tips on things you can do to ensure your house is Earth-friendly:

    1. Conserve Water There are some very simple things you can do to conserve water in your home.
      • Run the dishwasher and clothes washer when you have full loads.
      • Install an aerator on all your faucets. This could cut your annual water consumption by 50 percent.
      • Consider a new toilet! A low-flow toilet uses only 1.6 gallons per flush compared with older models’ 3.5 gallons.
      • Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. You may save as much as 4.5 gallons each time you brush!
      • Use a cover on your pool when not in use. Not only will it help keep the water warm, requiring less electricity, but you’ll also save on water lost through evaporation.
    2. Save On Heating & Cooling
      • Save money by adding or removing layers of clothing.
      • Keep your thermostat set a bit lower in winter and a bit higher in summer.
    3. Use Energy-Efficient Lighting
      • Replace a 100-watt incandescent bulb with a 32-watt CFL bulb. You’ll save about $30 over the life of the bulb. CFL bulbs use 75 percent less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and last up to 10 times longer.
    4. Get Good at Recycling
      • Recycle plastic items, glass, cardboard, newspapers and cans. Paint cans, broken glass, light bulbs and food should not go in the recycling bin, however.
    5. Reduce and Reuse Plastics
      • Americans toss about 100 billion plastic bags into the trash each year. Reduce the number of plastics you consume by packing your sandwiches and lunches in reusable containers. Take your own shopping bags to the store in place of using plastic bags.

    Every little thing you do impacts the environment so taking these small steps will have a huge impact over your lifetime! It’s never too late to celebrate the earth on Earth Day and beyond!