If you are like most people, you may not spend a lot of time thinking about the effect your daily life has on the environment. Surprisingly enough, everything in your home impacts the environment in some way. There are many ways to use green energy at home and protect the environment. The following tips will give you an idea of how to use green energy.
During the heat of summer, wear natural-fiber fabrics instead of turning on the air conditioner. Natural fabrics, including cotton, cause moisture to move away from the body, which means it stays cooler. Light colored clothing can also help you to feel cooler.
Do you or your family own a farm? If you or someone you know does, you can rent a piece of your land to a company looking to put in a wind turbine. Not only does it take up very little space, both you and the neighbors will greatly benefit from this free energy.
Replace or clean your furnace filter at least once every 90 days, and check it once per month for build-up. Also install filters on air registers. These filters keep debris or toys from entering the duct-work, which could reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Wash clothes with cold water. Almost all of the energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. If you are using good quality washing detergent, cold water is effective. Also, don’t wash your clothes until you can completely fill the washer, as this saves energy over time.
You may not have given much thought to the environmental impact of your choices, and you are not alone in this regard. Now that you are aware of green energy and what it can do, you can make the necessary changes. These tips will help you to improve the sustainable nature of your own home.