By Wendy Mihm | Tuesday December 14, 2010
Today’s money saving tip is to replace as many light bulbs as you can with compact fluorescents.
Sure, you’ve heard this one before, but you still haven’t done it yet. Or maybe you have in one or two places, but not in the majority of your lightbulbs throughout the house. Why not?
Sure, compact fluorescents are more expensive up front. But compact fluorescent bulbs are all spiraly and cute! Also, replacing one regular bulb with a compact fluorescent can save you $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. Thirty dollars! And that’s just one bulb. Imagine if you changed all the bulbs in your house – that’s real savings that adds up to serious money saving on your energy bills, year after year.
Plus, if every U.S. household replaced just one regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, it would prevent 90 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the equivalent of taking 7.5 million cars off the road. So take advantage of today’s money saving tip and save both money and the environment. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
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