Super Easy Ways To Make Your Entire House Green
. Giving up that old refrigerator in your garage would save you around $150 a year. That's based on the records of the Environmental Protection Agency. Appliance energy consumption in a typical house reaches about 18% of the total energy bill, with the ref being one of the biggest energy eater. In case some of your appliances are more than 10 years old, the EPA suggests you replace them with "Energy Star" logo bearing energy-efficient models. They use 10%-50% less energy and water than standard models. According to the Energy Star site, if just one in 10 homes used energy-efficient appliances, it would be equivalent to planting 1.7 million new acres of trees.