A few years ago when we decided to build a new home, my husband and I took a lot of time to decide which builder offered options that were best for our family. We were very excited to be able to build an energy efficient home. Our home has many different features that help us save money and reduces our utility bills by up to 80%. We’ve lived in our home for almost 3 years and up until this point, have not had to replace too many light bulbs already in the home when we moved in. In our attempt to be as energy efficient as possible, we were thrilled to start replacing our light bulbs with GE’s energy smart bulbs. As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs but opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own. With a 4 year old at home, we are taking advantage of our time replacing bulbs and also teaching her about saving energy.
Our home has many great features including energy efficient appliances, water efficient fixtures, and Low-E2 vinyl windows to reduce energy loss. We also have a programmable thermostat that adjusts the temperature according to a series of programmed settings that take effect at different times of the day.
One of the best energy saving feature of our home is the spray foam insulation. Buildings treated with spray foam insulation typically insulate as much as 50% better than traditional insulation products.
I was amazed when I read that GE has a lightbulb that lasts up to 22 years (estimated life based on 3 hour/day usage). 22 years!
My husband was already tired of changing a light bulb every weekend in our home because of the high vaulted ceilings. Dragging out the ladder from our garage every weekend doesn’t sound very appealing.
My daughter is just 4 years old and has been very interested in learning about recycling and saving energy. We go to the library frequently and read with her every day. She found a perfect book at the library last week to go along with our lesson on recycling. Her name being in the title of the book initially caught her attention but after sitting down to read the book with me, it has quickly became a favorite in our home this week.
In addition to reading about recycling, we recently added a small recycling bin near the trash can in our kitchen. The shorter tub has made it easy for my daughter to add her own items. She gets very excited each time she discovers the tub is almost full.
Do you do anything special in your home to make it easy for your kids to help recycle?
Finding the right energy-efficient light bulbs for you is easy. You can learn more about GE Lighting and where to purchase their products at the GE Lighting Website. You can also connect with them on Twitter and Facebook. If you’d like to see more photos of my shopping experience, take a look at my Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – Saving money and energy with GE #cbias #socialfabric #GELighting Google+ album.
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3 thoughts on “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – Saving money and energy with GE Lighting”
great idea to teach your kids about being green!
It’s so cute that you have a recycling bin that lets your little girl help! Great way to start good habits early!
Heather, it is so nice to teach them young. I know the CFL bulbs cost more up front, but what they save in energy usage is well worth it. We use nothing bu CFLs in our home. Thank you for sharing your sustainability ideas.