Green energy is a great way to help the environment while also providing benefits for your home. Simple home modifications can help you save money on electricity and become more energy efficient. Read this article so you can conserve energy at home.
Changing your heating to solar water can reduce the price to heat your water, hot tub and pool. 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. Making some of these changes will cost you some money up front, but you can recoup some of these costs with tax deductions for using green energy.
Do you currently own a farm? If you have a lot of land, energy companies will pay you for the right to set up a wind turbine on it. Your home and the surrounding residences will get some free power. Don’t worry, wind turbines don’t take up a lot of room.
Try to turn off things you are not using. When you are ready to leave a room, go around and turn off appliances such as computers, televisions, and most importantly, the overhead light. Connect your home electronics to a power strip and unplug it when they are not in use. Phantom power draws from electronics in standby mode is a big problem.
When planning the solar system used in the home, use winter sunshine hours to determine what potential energy generation will be. Using this metric means you will meet your energy needs in the winter, while greatly exceeding them in the summer. If you have a net usage program you will get money returned to you from your utility company for energy generated by you.
It takes neither a large time commitment nor a ton of money to green your home. Often, a few small changes can make big differences to your electricity costs. Keep what you’ve read here in mind, and consider sharing this article with friends and family so they can benefit from green energy along with you.