Have you thought about using green energy in the past, but don’t know where to begin? Do you feel that “going green” is just too expensive? Don’t worry about what’s happened before today, just read this article and concentrate on what’s ahead for you, your home, and the environment.
Switch to water heating systems that use solar power to heat hot tubs, pools and indoor water. Heating water with electricity or natural gas is not very efficient, but solar water heaters harness energy from the sun to keep water at a steady temperature. These upgrades may cost more, but qualify for tax deductions, too.
Wear natural fabrics in the summertime instead of cranking up the air conditioner. Natural fabrics, including cotton, cause moisture to move away from the body, which means it stays cooler. Wear lighter colors, as warmer colors make you feel warmer and more likely to put on artificial cold air.
Do your best to consume the least amount of energy possible in your home. Do things like unplug any electronic device that you aren’t using that may still be plugged into an outlet. Unplug your electronic devices when they are not being used or fully charged. This wastes energy otherwise.
Do you or your family own a farm? Companies are actually looking for space to put wind turbines in, and a small part of your property can be used as one of those spots. The turbine will provide free energy to you and close neighbors, and won’t take up much space.
Maintain your furnace to save energy. Replace filters annually and clean them once a month. Warm-air registers can also benefit from filters. This will help keep debris from clogging up heating ducts and becoming inoperable.
Solar batteries should be placed close to solar cells when system installation is taking place. This prevents energy from dissipating in a long cable. It also reduces the chances of the cable shading the cells and reducing their generation capability.
The flow of air in a home is better controlled when you have stormed windows and doors installed. Storm doors and windows stop drafts from letting in so much cold air. Homes equipped with storm windows and doors can see an increase in energy efficiency of up to 45 percent.
Switch over to getting information through email. Try to use paper as little as possible. You will save valuable energy and help the businesses you use to save also. You also help others by protecting the environment as well.
If you want to “go green” and do your part to help save the environment, you have a lot of options. Start with the simplest methods, such as setting your heating thermostat to 60 degrees while you are away from home, and cleaning your furnace filters every few months. Setting your water heater to 120 F will also be an energy saver. Anything you can do will help!
What is the best way to use green energy in your home? You have the necessary information, now it’s time to put it to use in your life. You will be amazed at the results from small changes once you start!