You and many others probably don’t think much about the environment when you’re using products at home. Whether you know it or not, many things you do affect the environment. You can use green energy in countless ways to keep the environment a happier place. This article has some great “green” tips.
You can save electricity by unplugging chargers when they are not in use. Chargers used for cell phones, laptops, mp3 players and other electronic devices use power when they’re plugged in, even if they aren’t charging your device.
Wear natural fabrics instead of always using the air conditioning during summer. Fabrics, such as cotton, draw moisture naturally from the skin, making it cooler. Light colored clothing can also help you to feel cooler.
Do you currently own a farm? If you do, or if you are aware of someone that does, you may be able to rent some of the property to a local energy company that will install a type of wind turbine. You could take advantage of the energy offered and the space requirements are minimal.
Get rid of your old tank-style water heater, and replace it with a modern tankless model. Even though these green versions of water heaters still use electricity or gas, they only need it to warm the water you’re using instead of heating it at all times. You can purchase a tankless heater for a faucet or your whole home.
Use windows covering for when you’re not home. This allows your home to be kept cool when you aren’t there, and in addition, it helps keep energy costs down. Typically, windows that face south are positioned so that they receive the most sun. Make sure that all the windows are covered with dark curtains, blinds, roman shades, or whatever shade you choose.
You may not have thought much about the environment, and you probably aren’t alone. Now that you are aware of a few green energy tips, though, you are more equipped to be environmentally friendly. Use what you have learned here and start making your home a more environmentally friendly place to live.