The Real Cost of Going Green

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-04-20T22:39:48Z

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Programmable Thermostat

The average household pays more than $2,200 a year in energy bills and could save $180 per year by using programmable thermostats, according to the EPA. The thermostats are environmentally friendly since they contain no mercury. And because they use less energy, you help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy production.

$255: Honeywell digital programmable thermostat (includes installation) -- John C. Flood Plumbers and Electricians

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