How can green energy change your life? It can reduce your household’s dependence on the traditional electrical grid while doing your part to save the planet. How can you help? Keep reading for some easy secrets that will assist you in doing your part.
Check your furnace and air conditioning filters monthly. Clean or replace them as needed. Installing the filters in warm-air registers is also a great idea. Having filters prevents debris from building up inside your heating ducts, which would hinder the energy efficiency of your heating system.
Try drying your laundry outside in the sun whenever possible, rather than using a dryer. The sun will dry your clothing for free and the summer breeze will leave it smelling amazing. They will smell a lot fresher than if you were to use a dryer. As well, you save quite a bit on monthly utility costs.
If you have a dishwasher make sure you only run it when it is full. Regardless of how many dishes are inside, equal amounts of water and energy are used. When you run a dishwasher, use the ‘energy-saver’ setting so dishes can air-dry.
Solar energy is a great way to get hot water at a low cost. Simply put, all you need is a hot water system that uses solar energy. Your choices include an indirect or direct circulation system. If your pipes freeze when it’s cold, the best option is the indirect system.
When you consider solar heat for your home calculate potential hours of sunshine for energy generation during the winter months. This will ensure that you are not caught short during winter, and you have excess during the summer. Combining this method with a net utilities plan will mean getting back money from the electric company during the summer, too.
A lot of people have thought about converting to green energy, but not many of them really spend time to learn what to do to incorporate it into their lifestyle. This article should rectify that and help you make good use of green energy.