Going green, and using less energy, is not as hard as you may think. It can be very simple. Whether your change is small or large, you’ll be doing good for the environment. Use some of the effective tips below to begin the change to green energy in your home.
Do your laundry using cold water, if you can. The vast majority of the energy you use for washing clothes is needed to heat the water. Good detergents wash clothes even in cold water. Additionally, do not run the washer until it is full so as to maximize your energy use.
Instead of using a clothes dryer, hang your clothes in the sun to dry in the summer months. Your laundry will smell fantastic after a day in the sun. They will smell better than anything coming out of a dryer. This will save you a ton on your utility bills, leaving you extra money to turn your air conditioning on instead.
A good way to conserve energy is to not use your dishwasher unless it is completely full. Do not simply place a few dishes into it and run it. It will likely surprise you how much you can actually put into your dishwasher when you load it properly. Take care to line up your dishes, so you are able to put in as many as you can.
When you are not using something, turn it off. Upon leaving a room, turn off such things as the lights, computer, television or entertainment center. 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.
It isn’t difficult or complicated to switch to green energy. As you can see from the advice above, the thing you can do to make your home just a bit greener are easily found. Make sure that all you’ve read from this article is applied. It may not take a lot of effort on your part, but going green can have some very positive results.