Have you been wanting you go green but are not sure how to go about it? Difficulty or expense should not hold you back from making a wise decision. Forget the past and move into the future today, by reading this article and the simple tips within, so you can change your home for the better.
Air dry your laundry
If the weather allows you to, after you wash your laundry, instead of running it through the dryer, dry it on a clothesline outside. Let the sun and wind dry your clothes for you. Using an electric dryer will only use up energy, and if the weather is nice, you can save energy easily. In addition, your clothes will last longer.
Use windows covering for when you’re not home. This helps to keep your house at a cooler temperature and lower the amount of energy used. Windows that face south tend to get more sun due to their orientation. Think about covering all of your windows with different types of shades and curtains.
Set your computer so that it goes to sleep when you are not using it for more than 10-15 minutes at any given time. While most people believe that screensavers save energy they do not, and should not be used as an alternative to placing your computer in a sleeping state.
A great tip for green energy use is to ensure that your home is properly insulated and has a high R value with the insulation. The best insulation has a higher R value. Not only will you save energy, but the additional insulation will keep out excessive noise from outside your home.
How can you modify your home and lifestyle to take full advantage of green energy? The information contained here shows you where to start, so it’s all up to you now. Start now and you’ll see the positive effects in no time!