Is your home green for the holidays?

The holidays are here. What better time to make your home a healthier and greener environment than when you open it up for family and friends?

Here are some green tips from the EPA blog to help keep your home clean and green:

“1.  Clean your air filters regularly to improve the indoor air quality in your home.

2.  Look for mold in your home: it’ll grow in areas where there’s water or moisture. Clean the mold on hard surfaces. Discard those items that cannot be cleaned and make necessary repairs to solve the moisture problem to prevent it from reoccurring.

3.  Paint your home to brighten it up. However, if it was built before 1978, it might have some old lead-based paint which can hurt you and your family. Make sure painting and repairs are done safely to prevent lead poisoning.

4.  If you’re renovating your bathrooms or kitchen, consider installing toilets and water fixtures with the WaterSense label. They’re more efficient, so they’ll save water and money while protecting the environment.

5.  Heat and cool your home more efficiently with Energy Star. You’ll reduce your energy bills and make your home more comfortable while reducing your carbon footprint.

6.  Think of ways you can reduce waste during the holidays, like using reusable plates and silverware and storing food and leftovers in reusable containers.”

To visit the blog directly, go to http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/11/greening-your-home-for-the-holidays/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=greening-your-home-for-the-holidays

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