Posted in Technology and Gadgets | Posted on 19-05-2013|
If you have considered green energy for a while, but are not sure where to begin, read on. It is easy to feel like going green is just too complicated and too expensive. The time to start is now, and this article will show you some simple, but effective ways to color your home green!
If you’re designing any kind of outdoor lighting, you may want to think about installing solar-powered lamps. These lamps are very cheap, as they require no external power source, just the sun. You will not only reduce the energy you use. It means you don’t have to wire up outdoor lights.
One way to conserve energy is to make sure your windows aren’t exposed to direct sunlight. Curtains or blinds can also be used to do this. Doing these things will let you use less air conditioning in the summer. You will save energy, as well as money.
When battery chargers and other electronics are not in use, unplug them. All the chargers you use for mp3 players, cell phones, laptops and any other devices draw in some charge when they’re plugged in and aren’t being used.
Clean your furnace filters regularly and replace them at least one time a year. Adding filters to your warm-air registers is not a bad idea, either. This stops debris from blocking heating ducts.
If you are aiming to save energy and money, try running the dishwasher only when the load is completely full. Properly loading the dishwasher prior to running it will save both energy and money. Pack your dishwasher full, and you may be surprised at the amount it can hold. Strategically load your dishwasher so that you fit in as many dishes as possible.
What steps should you take to help you take advantage of green energy at home? You have learned what it takes through this article, yet it all hinges on your actions now. Once you begin you’ll see results before you know it and be amazed!