Eco-Friendly Energy Cary NC

Local resource for eco-friendly energy in Cary. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to green home accessories and energy efficient appliances, as well as advice and content on going green.

NCSU Renewable Energy Society
(919) 515-9782
Box 7401
Raleigh, NC
 
Earthwise Energy Solutions
(919) 210-9135
1251 NW Maynard Rd Suite 226
Cary , NC
Services
Energy Audits, Improvements

NC Solar Now, a SolarTEK Energy of NC company
(919) 439-0556
2031 Progress Court
Raleigh, NC
 
Appalachian State University
(252) 717-9730
PO Box 9096
Boone, NC
 
Albemarle Home Energy Audits
(252) 377-2210
102 Mattaponi Drive
Hertford, NC
Services
home energy audits

North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
(919) 832-7601
P.O. Box 6465
Raleigh, NC
 
Key Energy Solutions
(919) 228-9539
904 Spring Gate Ct
Apex, NC
Services
Photovoltaic - Solar Power

NCSU Renewable Energy Society
(919) 515-9782
Box 7401
Raleigh, NC
 
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
(919) 832-7601
P.O. Box 6465
Raleigh, NC
 
Viking Energy
(704) 540-9089
13860 Ballantyne Corporate Pl Ste 140
Charlotte, NC
 

Budget-Friendly & Eco-Friendly Solutions

When it comes to going green, you don’t have to spend a lot of green to make an impact. There are tons of ways to make great renovations in your home without blowing your budget out of the water. Inexpensive, in this situation, doesn’t mean cheap at all. In fact, many of the renovations that you will find available will likely look pricey and luxurious, not cheap and simple. Start by determining what your budget is, and what areas of the home you want to focus on. Knowing these things will help you place priority on the ideas that you find for green remodeling on a budget.

 
Don't Break the Bank 
Everyone knows to change light bulbs and other fixtures that are not so energy-savvy. CFL bulbs save people hundreds or thousands of dollars every year on their energy costs, and save hassle as well. They give better light and last for up to 2 years, saving the hassle of the monotonous light bulb changing rituals that we’re all accustomed to. Here are some inexpensive (and NOT cheap) ways to spruce up your home for the environment’s sake.

  1. 1. Change over to a digital thermostat if you haven’t yet. Doing this will allow you to control the temperature in your home better. Also, on this note, turn it up a few degrees from where you normally keep it. you won’t notice much of a change and you’ll save a few bucks.

  2. 2. Wash laundry in cold water. There are plenty of detergent products today designed for cold water use if you prefer them. Normal detergents work fine, also. The point is that about 85% of the energy costs of laundry appliances are in heating the water.


  3. 3. Put a lock on your hot water heater, and turn the temperature down lower. You can buy a piece that will lock the temperature into place where you set it, so that you can only use so much hot water at a time. Then, you’ll learn to use less water and decrease all kinds of bills.


  4. 4. Caulk. Learn how to use it, learn to love it. Whenever you hav...

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