Today we understand how much of a role each and every one of us plays in helping the environment become a more sustainable place to live in. Using green energy is a great way to care for the planet, while saving money as well. If you wish to utilize green energy within your home, this article can assist you in doing so.
Shut off lights when not in use. For instance, keep your usage of lights only to night time, and make it a priority to turn them off before exiting the room. Unless you need to, do not leave cabinet or porch lights on. This can save energy.
Solar power can heat water for a low cost. Purchase a solar water heating system. You could choose of having an indirect or direct circulation system. Indirect is best if you have cold winters and worry about pipes freezing.
Check what other energy sources are available in your neighborhood. Check the cost of running your home using these utilities, taking into consideration any recent legislation regarding energy costs. For example, it might be wise to use natural gas instead of electric heat or water from the well rather than city water.
If you aren’t using something, turn it off. When you exit a room, be sure that everything has been fully turned off. Connect your home electronics to a power strip and unplug it when they are not in use. Phantom power draws from electronics in standby mode is a big problem.
Reduce your water heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees, and you can go green while saving money on your utility bills. A standard family can save a lot on their bill, up to 10 percent monthly and still have enough hot water to use.
Check the insulation at home to ensure it’s keeping your place warm. If your home is more than 30 years old, it is likely your insulation needs to be upgraded. Insulating your home will keep more heat in and lower your heating bills.
If it’s a priority to improve the environment for you, then put some of these tips to good use and start reducing
your carbon footprint today.
The money you save should be enough incentive already!
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