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How You Can Save Money By Converting To Green Energy

Jun 22

How You Can Save Money By Converting To Green Energy

Read this article to learn more about green energy and its benefits to the environment and your savings. These following tips will make you more aware of some of the many energy saving things you can practice in your home.

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Buying energy-efficient light bulbs is a great way to save money and use green energy in your home. These light bulbs take a couple minutes to use their maximum brightness. This delay allows less energy to be used when turning on the lights in your home, which is a great way to save energy!

 

Try setting the air conditioning to run just one degree Celsius warmer during the summer and one degree Celsius cooler during the winter. You will not even notice this difference in temperature, and you'll save a lot of money and energy. In addition, the amount of carbon being used will decrease by around 14%.

 

Consider outdoor lighting, such as garden or patio lighting, that is solar-powered. The solar lamps are relatively inexpensive and will not need any additional power other than direct sunlight. This will save significant energy. It also means you don't need to wire your outdoor lights.

 

If your exhaust fans are more than five years old, consider replacing them with newer more efficient models. Each year you should examine each exhaust fan in your home for damage and replace the filter. A damaged exhaust fan uses more energy and changing the filter allows the fan to work more efficiently.

 

If your property has a small stream running through it, you can install a micro hydropower system. These systems divert a small amount of the water through a turbine or wheel, providing energy that can be used to light and heat your home. If the flow is strong enough, you can power multiple homes on one of these systems.

 

For green energy use in your home, you should change all your incandescent bulbs to the new energy efficient fluorescent bulbs. Not only will you save a bundle on your energy bill, but you will help conserve energy for future generations and reduce your own impact on the power grid in your city.

 

Make sure your refrigerator is properly maintained. Because refrigerators use so much energy, it really pays to keep them working as efficiently as possible. Regularly make sure the heating coils are dust-free. Also ensure that the rubber seals around the doors are clean and making tight contact.

 

Try sealing gaps underneath your doors and windows during the summer and winter. This can prevent the warm or cool air from outside from entering your home, which will help keep your home at a good temperature all year. You could also try putting in rugs to provide more insulation to your floorboards.

 

With all of the tips you read about green energy you should now have a better idea of what it takes to "go green". Naturally, green energy benefits the environment as well. By using the hints from this article, you can see how simple it is to be green.