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Blog
07/22/2015

Make the Most of Green Tax Incentives

The federal income tax credits for making efficiency upgrades to your home are set to expire in 2016, so now is the time to take advantage of these tax incentives. Here are a few upgrades you can make to diminish both your carbon footprint and your utility bills.

Shine Some New Light

The biggest impact you can have for the least amount of money and effort is to switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). They last ten times longer than regular light bulbs and use 75% less energy.

Energy Star Appliances

Look for the Energy Star rating when buying appliances, electronics, and lighting. These energy-efficient models can slash your energy bill by a third.

Canvas Tote

Instead of stockpiling paper and plastic bags from the grocery store, use a permanent canvas bag. Those plastic bags are not biodegradable and will outlive you by a thousand years. Keep them out of landfills and waters by not using them.

Junk Mail

Take your name off of direct-mail lists and opt for email instead. Nobody likes to receive junk mail anyway, but the average American disposes 41 pounds of it every year. Companies like Green Dimes and 41pounds.org can help.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce consumption, reuse what you can, and recycle the rest. Remember this order of operations.

Off the Grid

Investigate clean, renewable energy options in your area. Look for wind, solar, and hydroelectric sources of energy.

Flip Them Off

Did you know that Americans spend $1 billion every year just to power their entertainment systems when they are turned off? All your appliances should be plugged into power strips. Remember to switch them off before you go to bed each night. If your home is damaged by fire, water, mold, or natural disaster, contact the disaster restoration specialists at Walker & Frick Construction in Richmond, VA. You can reach us 24-hours a day at 804.282.1281 or you can visit our website to learn more about our services.