Converting to a green home does not have to be a difficult or expensive venture. There are a few simple changes you can make to your home that will drastically reduce your utility bills while helping the environment. Continue below for some helpful green energy tips you can take advantage of, while also making a long lasting impression on the environment.
Switch to water heating systems that use solar power to heat hot tubs, pools and indoor water. Using natural gas and electricity is certainly the norm, but it’s not very energy efficient. By contrast, solar energy is very efficient, and it keeps water temperatures steady just as well as traditional heating methods. These upgrades may cost more, but qualify for tax deductions, too.
Put the solar energy system’s batteries close to its cells during installation. Power is less likely to be lost in cables this way. It also lowers the possibility of shading the cable cells and lessening their output capacity.
Replace an energy-hogging water heating tank with a greener, tankless variety. While tankless heaters still require gas or electricity to heat your water, they only heat the amount of water you need, rather than keeping a large tank hot around the clock. You can find tankless heaters that either supply an entire house, or just a single faucet.
Use energy saving products throughout your home to increase efficiency. Some green products such as eco-friendly doors, windows, and double-glazed windows can help you save energy and run the home efficiently. This will reduce both your home’s heating and cooling bills.
A good way to save on your electric bill is to switch to a laptop computer rather than using a desktop. This can lower your electrical use by as much as 75%, particularly if you are someone who stays on the Internet for long periods of time. In addition, the laptop is portable and be used anywhere in the house.
While many people do not see global warming as a threat, everyone can benefit from indoor green energy. It saves you money on electricity and is a small change you can make to help make a difference.