Baby Steps…

CFL Lightbulb at Happy Simple Living blog

One of the light bulbs in the overhead light of the garage door opener burned out this morning. These bulbs are a real pain to replace; I have to move the car and climb up on a ladder to get to the fixture. It’s the perfect time to swap out the incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents. A package of three GE Soft White 60W-equivalent bulbs costs about $8, so the up-front cost is higher, but according to the package I’ll save $38 per bulb in energy costs. Wow! Also, they’re guaranteed to burn for at least 5 years, so I won’t have to drag that ladder out any time in the foreseeable future. I like that!

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

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