There is so much talk about saving the planet and going green, many people would probably like to help but are so overwhelmed by it all they don’t know where to start. The good news is that if you want to do your part to help the environment you have choices, you can go as big, or as small as you want.

Whether you choose to recycle, drive less and maintain your car better to save on fuel consumption, winterize your home so you don’t use as much electricity heating and cooling it, or install a home wind turbine, these are all things that are considered green and will help the environment.

With winter fast approaching now is a great time to concentrate a little on your home. Take some time to properly winterize your home and you will have less of the air you’ve paid to heat escaping to the outside.

Here are a few things you can do to winterize your home and save some money this winter:

1. Have your furnace inspected by a qualified professional.

2. Add a programmable thermostat so you can lower the temperature automatically when no one is home or overnight.

3. Add insulation to your attic to keep your warm air where it belongs: inside your house.

4. Install energy efficient windows and doors.

5. Build your own wind turbine. You can build it for around $200 but it can save you up to 80% on your electric bills.

The last two on the list might even make you eligible for a tax credit from the government for up to $1500.

Many of the items on this list aren’t really what you’d called revolutionary,they are simple to make changes that can help you in your goal of going green as well as save you some money. Start small and work your way up. The important thing is that you take the time to make some changes today.

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