Looking to join the green revolution? As this Forbes.com article points out, it’s not necessary to install expensive solar panels; just improving your home’s energy efficiency would be enough. How do you do it?

  • Switch your home’s lighting to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs).
  • Find out which appliances are using the most electricity and unplug them when they are not in use.
  • Install a dual-flush toilet to reduce water use.
  • Install spray foam insulation to cut home heating costs.
  • Forbes.com also points out that these steps not only will cut down your monthly bills, some of them can also be claimed as tax credits next year.

    Credit: Forbes