It can be simpler than you thought to cut down on the resources you use in your home. Reduce the carbon footprint of your home and save money through big or small changes to your energy sources. Continue on for some great ideas on how you can go about doing this.
Setting the air conditioning
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%.
If you are planning to go greener, you should consider fixing any taps that are leaking. Doing this will decrease the amount of water you use, and as a result, you will have more hot water in your home. This can really help if you are struggling to have enough warm water in the shower.
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.
Generate your own energy
If you live in a sunny area, you could generate your own energy. Invest in PV cells and have a professional install them on your roof. You should have your needs in electricity assessed by a professional to make sure your solar installation will provide enough power for your home.
Find some way to incorporate what you’ve just learned into your life. You will save much on energy costs, and you will also reduce your carbon footprint on the environment. Work at it little by little and before you realize it, your house will be green!