Thursday, August 17, 2017

Energy Star appliances

Appliances constantly running (refrigerators) and that operate often (washing machine and dryer) use a significant amount of energy in every household.

Every appliance comes with 2 price tags: the purchase price and the cost of operating the product. Sometimes it's hard to look past the purchase price "up front fee" to realize the amount of overall savings possible with a lower operating cost over time. This is true even for non property related products like a hybrid car-- it's a more expensive car but your monthly gas bill is significantly less!

Next time you need to replace appliances, look for products that are Energy Star certified which help to reduce energy and therefore operating cost. An Energy Star certified appliance uses on average 10%-50% less energy than standard models!

Check out their website for more information:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Rebate programs for water savings in San Diego

You can only control what you can control, right? With Southern California's severe drought some families have converted yards with grass and plants that need lots of water, to turf or low maintenance plants and rocks to cut cost and save water! This is a small savings to the water supply but every bit helps from every property.

Have you heard of the term xeriscape? It is defined as: a style of landscape design requiring little or no irrigation or other maintenance, used in arid regions.

The city of San Diego also offers rebates for changing property features to be more water efficient,  check out the website for more information:

Here are some examples of xeriscapes:

I like the way they look!  🌵🌿