Going green benefits your home and your health, as well as leaving a minimal impact on the environment. Simple modifications at home will increase your energy efficiency and save you money on your utility bills. Read through this article for great tips on how you can use green energy technology in your own home.
Put lights sensors with motion detectors in the rooms you use the most. This turns the lights off in rooms that have nobody in them, which saves a lot of energy (and money). Make sure your garage has outdoor lighting, as well.
Consumers can help lower the cost of green technology by demanding energy efficient and environmentally friendly products. Since you’re the consumer then you have all the power, you can do things like demand technology that is environmentally friendly. The more anything is in demand the more these types of products are sure to be manufactured, most likely reducing their price as well. An additional benefit to demanding green products is that it encourages manufacturers to develop new environmentally friendly practices.
Storm doors and windows offer better air flow in the home. Storm doors and windows decrease cold air from drafts. Energy efficiency can be increased up to 45% in a home with storm windows and doors.
Heat your house with biofuels. The biofuel is produced using fats, wood and oils. In most cases, if you have a propane furnace, you can hire someone to switch it out to be able to use biofuel. This would be about 20-99 percent biodiesel. If you decide that you want to use this type of fuel to heat your home, make sure that you talk to a professional first.
If you cannot power your entire home with renewable energy, such as solar power, you may still be able to use the energy source to provide some of your home’s power. You can use solar panels to heat water, for example.
One unusual option available to those who would like to be as green as possible is construction of a straw bale homes. Straw offers an excellent form of insulation and it is a very inexpensive product to use too. If you’re unwilling to commit to building a straw home, make a small straw building on your property.
You do not have to spend a lot of time or money to go green. You can make a few changes in your home and save money spent on electricity. Apply these tips to your own life, and share them with others, and you can build a better environmental future.
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