When you do the right thing and convert your home into an environmentally friendly environment, you help cut the cost of your energy bills. An electric car is not a must-have in order to help. Read on for information you can use to make your house energy-efficient.
Cutting back on your daily electricity usage can save lots of energy over time. Unplug alliances when they are not being used. Also, remember to turn off lights when they are not needed. This can save you money and it’s simple.
If you are thinking of designing your outdoor areas with lighting, consider using solar lamps instead of conventional power. The solar lamps are relatively inexpensive and will not need any additional power other than direct sunlight. This saves a lot of energy! It also means you don’t need to wire your outdoor lights.
When it’s hot outside, wear clothing made of natural materials rather than running the air conditioner. Natural fibers like cotton can absorb moisture from your skin, helping you feel cooler. You can also try wearing lighter colors, they help you feel cooler, lessening your need for artificial cold air.
Make your home more energy efficient by unplugging your unused electronic devices. Charging devices for several common types of electronics, including laptops, cell phones, and MP3 players all draw “phantom power” if you keep them plugged in while they are idle.
Are you lucky enough to own a farm? You could rent a small portion of your property to an energy company willing to install a wind turbine. You and your neighbors will benefit from free energy and this installation will not take a lot of space.
Your furnace filters should be replaced annually, and inspected for monthly cleanings. It’s a good call to add filters to warm air registers. These filters keep children’s toys, dirt or dust from clogging the heating ducts.
Be sure to cover your windows with drapes or blinds when not at home. This allows your home to be kept cool when you aren’t there, and in addition, it helps keep energy costs down. Usually, windows that face south receive the most sunlight. Try using coverings on all of the windows, such as dark curtains, roman shades, or some roller shades.
Changing your furnace’s filter, using light bulbs that are energy efficient and using programmable thermostat are simple ways to conserve energy at home. When your friends and family see you going green, they’ll be inspired and want to go green too. Keep in mind all that you learned and apply this knowledge as soon as possible.