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A lot of people are very interested in living a more green life, but are unaware of how to begin. Just by doing a little bit of research, people can realize that there are a lot of different alternative energy options available that will have a positive impact on the environment. Read on to find out out how to be more environmentally friendly and save money at the same time. Switch to a solar water heater to heat your pools, showers, hot tubs and kitchen faucets to save money. Heating your water with natural gas or electricity is inefficient. However, solar water is inexpensive and more efficient. In the United States there are many tax deductions for energy efficient green products.
Wash your clothes in cold water whenever possible. Almost 90% of energy used for doing laundry is due to heating the water. If your laundry detergent is a high quality brand, the use of cold water won’t affect the cleanliness of your clothing. Only wash when you have a full load of clothes to put in the washer.
Learn about energy sources within your community. Checking the costs of running a home with utilities should also include recent legislation about energy costs. You might find savings by switching from electric to natural gas for heating, or to well water from city water. Dry clothes outdoors instead of in the dryer during the summer. Using the sun can make clothes smell a lot better. They’ll be smelling much fresher than if they were just dried in a dryer. You can save a significant amount on your utility bills, too, because the dryer uses energy and heats up the air, causing the air conditioner to run more often.
Turn things off when not in use. When you leave the room you should think about what is not in use, like the lights, a television or your home theater. If you run your electronics through a power strip, you can turn everything off in that room with one switch.
If you would like to reduce the cost of your hot water, use solar energy. Consider a solar water heater. There are direct circulation systems and indirect ones. Most individuals will find the indirect option to be their best choice, as this option has methods in place to alleviate the problem of pipes freezing in the coldest months of winter. When planning a home solar system, calculate the potential energy generation of the system using hours of sunshine in the winter. You will avoid unpleasant surprises during winter, and you will also ensure your energy needs are met in summer. An even better benefit is that you can sell your energy back to the grid in the sunniest of times!
Find out more about active and passive forms of solar power. Active power is the power stored for later use and passive doesn’t require pricey cells for storing power. Active solar power requires solar panels, cells, and mechanical systems. Passive solar power is more basic and simply uses your home in its existing state as heat storage. Switch as much of your correspondence as possible to email. Try to use paper as little as possible. Not only will the business save on the cost of paper, but you will be saving energy from the production of that paper as well. Not only that, it is also great for the environment too.
As mentioned, green energy is widely talked about in politics, and is becoming more important as oil becomes more expensive. Armed with the right information, turning “green” is much easier than you think. Utilize the tips and advice you have read here, and you will be well on your way to living a greener life.