The DJK Homes Blog

June 21st, 2017

Go Green This Summer Following These Tips!

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We have come up with 5 Simple Ways That You Can Achieve An Even Greener and Sustainable Lifestyle this Summer!

1. Electricity– Unplug electric devices that you’re no longer using. If your cell phone has finished charging, unplug it. If you’re not using the lights in a room or your computer (etc.) then turn them off. Even devices not in use that remain plugged in, can still soak up unnecessary electricity. After a month or so, check your electric bill. You may be surprised about how much money you’re saving by doing these simple tasks.

2. Plastic Bags– If you haven’t already gotten one, pick up some fabric reusable grocery bags. Through the simple act of bringing your own bag, you’re saving however many hundreds of bags from being deposited in landfills. For your existing plastic grocery bags, consider using them as garbage bags around your home. At the very least, see if there’s any plastic bag drop-off recycling centers in your area.

3. Water– Cumulatively, our nation spends much more on water than we do on electricity. Don’t’ leave your sink running if you’re brushing your teeth or shaving, etc. If you have a leaky faucet, get it fixed. Instead of taking baths, take showers instead. In the same way with electricity, do this for a month or so and then check your water bill. You’ll be surprised how much money you’re saving. There are also many Manufacturer’s that are releasing Low Flow Faucets, Shower Heads, and Toilets, as well as Plumbing or Touch

4. Transportation – Try to carpool with a nearby co-worker to reduce emissions. If possible, take advantage of public transportation. Consider purchasing and using an electric or hybrid vehicle. Also, be mindful of how often you accelerate. Vehicles use more gas to speed up than they do to move at a consistent speed.

5. Grow Something – Consider growing some of those wonderful fruits, vegetables, and herbs you get from the grocery store. You may also consider planting more Plants that are more Native to your area. By planting Native Plants in your yard, you will see that it takes a lot less effort for the plant to thrive and become established. Even a small garden can provide you with a tasty, healthy, and creative source that will add an organic aesthetic to your home, as well as taking some money off your grocery (and possibly gas) bill.

If you’re looking for ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle we hope that these simple and quick tips inspire you to get started.

If you would like to learn more on how you can achieve and live an even more sustainable life by building a new home with DJK Custom Homes that will include Sustainable, Healthy, and Efficient features that will achieve savings up to 50% or more from what you are currently spending in utilities, please give us a call at 630-369-1953, or visit our Model Homes located in Plainfield, IL to speak to one of our staff members.

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