Working 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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