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Greening Pasadena bungalow on a budget

PasadenasolarroofWorking with limited funds, Donna Sider was able to green up her Pasadena Craftsman bungalow, as was reported this week in the L.A. Times.

Snider’s investments include:

$6,250 — photovoltaic system (pictured, including $6,400 in rebates)
$500 — tankless water heater
$500 — Energy Star refrigerator (including $150 rebate)
$770 — cotton attic insulation (including $130 rebate)
$2,500 — replacing eight leaky louvered windows with energy-efficient, dual-pane windows

(Costs are approximate)

Greening a house makes it more comfortable and environmentally friendly, and saves money. Snider says she once paid $200 every two months for water and power, and now pays about $40 for the same period.

Check out this page for resources and rebate information.

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