In the past few years, terms like "going green" and "eco-friendly" have integrated and normalized themselves into modern culture. Quite literally, eco-friendly means to be friendly to the environment through sustainable living practices. Most of the general public has realized the benefits of saving the environment through simple activities such as recycling and drinking from reusable water bottles. However, now that the summer months are here — and bringing the heat waves with them — there are a few ways in which you can stay cool and comfortable while still being environmentally conscious and save some extra months on your utility bills at the same time.

A common misconception about conservation is that you might not be able to maintain a comfortable lifestyle to which many are accustomed to. However, the a small act of simply turning off all appliances and items when you leave a room goes a long way in lowering your monthly bills. If you want to go another step further, buy "smart" power strips, which cut power to devices that are not in use, such as televisions and gaming systems.

You can also be a smart shopper when buying new appliances. Seek out products that have superior performance and energy efficiency ratings in comparison to others and federal standards. These blue labeled products typically use 20 to 30 percent less energy than their traditional counterparts.

If you are truly passionate about saving the environment and your hard earned money, contact SolarMax Technology today to learn about solar rebates and the cost of solar panels for your home. Our team is happy to go over all the benefits of solar and answer any questions you might have.

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