Monday, February 7, 2011

It's A Good Time to Green Your Indoor Lighting

Many of us have already switched out the fluorescent bulbs with eco-friendly CFL bulbs in our living rooms, dens, offices and other well-used spaces within our homes. However, now is a good time to check the areas that are often "out of sight" like basements, attics and closets to ensure they're as green as possible. If you're like me, you may find that some of these areas have been overlooked when doing a lighting upgrade. CFL bulbs are not only better for the environment, they're cost effective, which is a great reason to switch them out now, when so many of us are dealing with increased utility bills that are associated with colder weather.

Eco-friendly bulbs can be purchased at a variety of hardware and big box stores for under a buck a piece. I've even found them at discount stores like the 99¢ store. Online, they tend to be a bit more expensive, however, if you are looking for a specific type of CFL bulb, like an indoor floodlight, online stores and websites are a great resource.

Did you know Home Depot has a CFL recycling program? Find out more details here