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How to Reduce Greenhouse Gasses at Home

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While at home, there are a lot of ways to help reduce greenhouse gases. You can daft-proof your home, in other words, get a professional to caulk and weather strip your house. By doing this, it will keep the hot and cool air inside your house and it will reduce heating needs by 20%. Another way is to use more efficient light bulbs. Light bulbs that have Energy StarŪ labels on them are the best light bulbs for your home. They save 75% less electricity than a normal light bulb and they can save you 30$ a year. Another thing is to lower your thermostat by 1° Celsius at night. By doing this, you can save 2% on your heating bill. One of the best things to do is to buy new appliances. Energy StarŪ appliances were tested and they use less than 50% electricity than appliances made ten years ago. The last possible thing to do is to reduce your household waste. Tests have shown that Canadians recycle 25% of their household waste. The problem is that we could recycle 70% more than we are now. If everyone took these tips seriously, the world would be a better place and Global Warming would be less affective.