Energy experts call them “low-hanging fruit.” They are energy saving upgrades that offer outstanding ROI. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at some of the best green home improvements that will put money back in your pocket within two years.
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There’s now a definite chill in the air and the time has come to put the heating back on! But for older people and those who may be incapacitated, the winter can mean rising bills and worry about the financial implications. If you’re looking after elderly or ill relatives or friends this winter, you might wonder how best to allay their fears and ensure they stay safe, warm and comfortable in a cost effective way.
Well, there are plenty of things you can do to help save money, save energy and store heat and in this infographic, RadiatorValves4u shows you some tips and advice on what to do in regards to Power of Attorney for someone who may need you to take over the running of their household and financial situation.
Winter can be an unsettling, anxious time of year for those who aren’t able to get out and about, but with this infographic, you’ll get a great start on how best to help and alleviate their worries.
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Have you thought about how energy inefficient your garage is? Most worry about keeping their home warm and comfy during the cold season, however, they fail to realize that their garage sucks out a lot of energy from their home.
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“It’s a common misconception that living a healthy lifestyle has to be expensive. That simply is not true! Unhealthy eating is more expensive than you think. And getting a balanced diet of protein, fat, carbs, and vitamins is possible with simple, everyday ingredients.“ In this graphic, Personal Income reveals the True cost of a healthy lifestyle (hint: it’s cheaper than you think!)
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“With energy costs rising by an average of 6 percent every year, what’s a homeowner to do? Green-ovate! After working to pay for themselves, many green home improvements have a return on investment that far outperforms CDs, savings accounts, and the stock market. If you’re looking for a place to put your money, these home improvements have the highest rate of return.“
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How reducing the amount of meat you eat can be better for your health and the environment.
While many people eat meat every day in the office, there are definitely advantages in going meat-free. While I’m sure everyone is aware of the fact that cutting down on the amount of meat you have can save you money and help you lose weight, fewer people are as aware of the link between eating meat and cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer state that there is a causal link between eating processed meats and contracting cancer and that there is a strong correlation between eating red meat and cancer. This research is backed up by studies carried out by The Harvard School of Public Health, who found that unprocessed meat increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 18% and of cancer by 10%. Processed meat, on the other hand, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease by 21% and of cancer by 16%.
Another reason to eat less meat is the effect rearing these animals has on the environment. Currently the rearing of livestock takes up 30% of the earth’s surface and the livestock sector produces as much global greenhouse gases as the exhaust emissions of every car, train, ship and aircraft on the planet.
The guide below covers all of this and also gives you information on how to make sure you get enough protein and other ways you can make your packed lunch more eco-friendly, including a seasonal eating guide. Euroffice also added some quick and easy vegetarian recipes for you to start with.
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