You probably know some of the advantages of using solar panels to save energy in your home. You should consider putting in solar panels for many reasons. Not only are these panels better for the environment, but you can get tax breaks for installing them. Read on to find some ideas which will help you get started.
Changing your heating to solar water can reduce the price to heat your water, hot tub and pool. Solar water heaters use the sun’s energy to heat water resulting in energy savings. You may get tax deductions to offset the expense of installing some of this technology.
Shading windows from sunlight whelps to save energy. Keep blinds closed and curtains drawn. When you use these two things in tandem, you will find your heating and cooling bills will plummet. You will save energy and money.
The government has set up several incentive programs to help consumers switch to renewable energy sources. Do some research with your local authorities and ascertain if they run any types of programs within your district. It may be possible for you to get wind or solar installation for free, or you may be able to get a deductions on your taxes.
Whenever possible, you should use cold water to wash your clothes. Almost 90% of energy consumption during clothes being washed is a result of the hot water usage. Most good quality laundry detergents work just as well in cold water. Another great tip is to always fill up the washer with a full load so that you’re being as efficient as possible.
When a home has stormed windows and doors, air flows better. The cold air which comes in from drafts can be reduced with proper care for doors and windows. Storm doors and windows can increase a home’s energy efficiency by up to 45%, which can have great impacts on utility bills.
As you have learned, choosing green energy for your home has many more benefits beyond the savings you will see in your monthly bill. Many green energy options are simple to buy, easy to install and long lasting. The environmental benefits couple with an increase in home value and function to make this a great choice in home renovation.
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