Have you thought about using green energy in the past, but don't know where to begin? Do you feel that "going green" is just too expensive? Let go of the past, move towards the future, simply by reading what this article has to say and using the ideas suggested here to change your home.
If you are trying to conserve energy in the summer, be sure to keep your shades drawn to block out the sun. Adding some window coverings can also help. Doing these things will let you use less air conditioning in the summer. You will save both energy and money.
Do you have your own farm? Companies are actually looking for space to put wind turbines in, and a small part of your property can be used as one of those spots. Not only does it take up very little space, both you and the neighbors will greatly benefit from this free energy.
Maybe you can use solar water heaters instead of traditional heating methods. If freezing temperatures are never a concern in your area, consider a system that circulates water through solar heaters before sending it into your house. You should still retain traditional water heaters for backup when the sun doesn't show, or if you use a lot of heated water.
During the hot summer months, hang clothes outside rather than tossing them in the dryer. Your clothing will have a great smell from the sun. Laundry will smell fresher and cleaner, much more so than when they were in the dryer. You can save a significant amount on your utility bills, too, because the dryer uses energy and heats up the air, causing the air conditioner to run more often.
Using the sun to heat your water is very cost effective. Purchase a hot water system that uses solar energy. You have a choice between both an indirect or direct circulation system. You're better off with an indirect system if you are worried about pipes freezing during the winter.
If you are building a new home or are in the market for a new water heater, consider a tankless model. While they do require energy to heat the water, they require only a small amount of energy to heat a smaller amount of water. Tankless heaters are available in models that supply the entire house or a single faucet with hot water.
Avoid cranking the heat in your home unless it's absolutely necessary. If you're cold, put on a warm sweatshirt and some cozy socks. High levels of heat use too much energy.
To cut back on your fuel usage, consider carpooling for more than just work. If you are a parent, carpool with other adults. If you are near friends and family, go food shopping together and take turns driving.
What does it take to change your home so that you can use green energy to your advantage? The answers you were looking for have been provided here and now is the time to start using them. Once you begin you'll see results before you know it and be amazed!