You, like many other people, probably don’t think a lot about the environment, when you are using many items at home. Unfortunately, everything that is done affects the environment one way or another. You can use green energy in countless ways to keep the environment a happier place. The following tips will give you an idea of how to use green energy.
When it’s hot outside, wear clothing made of natural materials rather than running the air conditioner. Fabrics, such as cotton, draw the moisture further from your skin and let it stay cooler. Wear lighter colors, as warmer colors make you feel warmer and more likely to put on artificial cold air.
Wash clothes with cold water. Almost 90 percent of the consumed energy while washing your clothes is spent on heating up the water. Using a quality detergent means it is unnecessary to use hot water. Don’t forget to wait until you have a full load of laundry to wash; that is the energy efficient way.
When you are away from home, use window coverings. This simple act blocks the sun from entering and heating your house in the summer, while in the winter, it keeps the heat from escaping through drafty windows. Usually the windows with the most sun are the one’s which face south. Try to cover the windows using coverings like roman shades, roller shades, and dark curtains.
If you’re not using an appliance, turn it off. When you leave any room, turn off lights, tvs, computers or any other electrical devices. You can save a lot of money on energy by investing into a new power strip for all of your electronics and turning it off when those electronics aren’t in use.
Don’t run your dishwasher if it is less than totally full. The dishwasher cycle uses the same amounts of water and energy, whether it is full or not. When running the dishwasher, turn on the setting for energy conservation.
Replace your water heater and get a tankless model. Tankless water heaters still use electricity or gas, but they do not run constantly heating a large tank all the time. They heat only the water you need. Tankless heaters come in various models that either supply a single faucet or the whole house with hot water.
Dress more warmly to be green and reduce energy costs. Light or heavy sweaters will both provide you with additional warmth of up to 4 degrees. So, to save some money, pick up a nice warm sweater and refrain from dressing scantily.
It’s possible you haven’t given your home’s environmental impact a lot of thought. However, based on what you now know about green energy technologies, you can see that making the environment a priority doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. Use the tips provided to use green energy and benefit the environment.