You may work to reduce your personal carbon footprint in your Fresno or Clovis home by recycling or using solar panels, but have you considered other ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your home? Here are some tips to make your home and your wallet a little greener:

Buy efficient appliances. Appliances are getting more efficient every year, and some have better energy and water-use ratings than others. The energy rating of an appliance is easy to find and can be a great guide for those looking to reduce their electricity and water consumption. Older appliances are notorious guzzlers of energy. Consider replacing them with new appliances.

Install low-use fixtures.
Shower heads, toilets, faucets and other fixtures now come in low flow models that use less water than in the past. New fixtures can lower a home's utility bill as well as reduce the amount of water used.

Plant a garden. Plants remove carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Keeping a garden can help counteract your carbon output, provide a fun hobby and supply you with homegrown vegetables or beautiful flowers. Install a drip irrigation system so that plants get only the water they need.

Landscape using climate-appropriate plants.
Local plants are better adapted to the environment, are non-invasive to other species and require less water than outsiders.

When you're ready to buy, sell or invest in Fresno or Clovis real estate, you need a trusted local REALTOR®.

Contact me today for a personalized consultation: (559) 779-5550 or


Courtesy: KW