Educating Aging Adults On The Benefits Of Green Energy
If you don’t know very much about green energy, this article will help you realize just how helpful green energy is, not only to the environment but to you as well. Options abound–large and small–for ways to use green energy in your home. Follow the tips in this article to get started.
During the heat of summer, wear natural-fiber fabrics instead of turning on the air conditioner. Moisture-wicking athletic fabrics pull moisture away from your skin, creating a cooling sensation. Lighter colored fabrics will help you stay cooler without needing to turn on the air conditioner.
Keep covers on your windows when not in your home. This cools the house and cuts energy costs. South-facing windows get maximum sun. Try adding window coverings that block heat, such as shades or darker, lined curtains.
Start small. Even if you don’t have the resources for a large-scale green energy project, there are still steps you can take. For example, solar chargers for small electronics generally only require the device to be set near a window for a few hours. Don’t underestimate the power of a small step.
Wait until your dishwasher’s full before running it. No matter how many dishes you have in there, it still uses the same level of energy. Using the air-dry setting will save energy when you run the dishwasher.
If you are in the process of, or planning to, design your own home, you can build some green energy sources right into your home from the beginning. Start by looking for land that has a water source such as a creek or room for wind turbines. Another good idea is to choose a roof with solar panels built in. You can even position them to get the most out of sunlight.
Take the time to learn about active, and passive solar power. Active power is the power stored for later use and passive doesn’t require pricey cells for storing power. In order to use active power, you will need to install a few things, including solar cells, mechanical systems, and most importantly, solar panels. Passive systems simply use the sun’s energy to heat your house or water.
An easy way to make your home greener is to replace your old light fixtures with ones, which are ENERGY STAR qualified. If you are unable to install ENERGY STAR qualified lighting fixtures at the moment, at least replace your standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) which use much less energy.
Those looking to save energy and live a greener life may want to consider reducing the amount of lighting in their house. Ask yourself if you really need four lamps in a single room, or read with a book light rather than using your rooms lighting at night. This simple tip can go a long way to reducing your energy consumption.
The benefits of green energy should be easy to see now that these tips have been shown to you. Green energy obviously helps the environment as well. Use these tips and you will see how simple it is to become green.