The Autumnal Equinox:
4 Ways To Create A More Sustainable Business This Fall
For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, fall has just begun! This means the sun will rise later, and nightfall will come sooner. It’s time for pumpkin masks, hot apple cider, and to host uniquely autumn events.
4 Ways You Can Create A More Sustainable Business This Fall
1. Use a Smart Thermostat
According to the EPA, for every degree you turn down the thermostat, you save 4% of your monthly utility expenses, but that can leave you feeling uncomfortable on cold evenings. Enter the smart thermostat. They can optimize your energy usage and determine when to turn up the heat and turn it off depending on occupancy and time of day. Plus, you can control them with your smartphone.
2. Compost Your Leaves
If you haven’t already started composting, fall is the perfect way to get things started. All those fallen leaves make for a perfect starter pile.
3. Let the Sunshine In
Take advantage of the latter by leaving your curtains wide open during the day. Let the sun shine in and give your thermostat a break.
4. Set Your Water Heater(s) at 120 Degrees
This is such a simple thing to do, yet many people might not be aware. Most water heaters are set to heat water to 140 degrees. At 120 degrees and for every 10 degrees you lower your water heater, you can save three to six percent on your energy bill. Plus, it puts less strain on your water heater(s), which can prolong its overall life.