How to Make Your Home More Energy Friendly

How to Make Your Home More Energy Friendly

In the last 20 years, the subject of green living and energy saving has become a hot topic and one that thanks to leading voices in the energy industry like Jonathan Schrag, has become something that many of us are seeking to change within our lives. Governments are spending a great deal of time and money on reducing their energy usage in order to save the planet and to save money and you can do your bit, and save money, by changing a few things in the home to use less energy.

Let’s take a look at some tweaks and changes that you can make around the home to reduce how much energy you are using.

Go Solar

More and more people are deciding to have solar panels inserted on to the roofs of their homes in order to generate industry in a natural way. This is a great idea for helping the planet and also helping you to avoid paying high energy bills. Many think that using solar panels will only work if they live in an area that receives a lot of sunshine, this is only partly true and even if you live somewhere which isn’t always sunny, you can still gain a great deal of power from the sun’s rays.

Cut Heating

There are lot of things that you can be doing to cut down on your heating costs around the home. Keeping doors closed, firing leaks in windows and doors, putting on an extra layer of clothing when you are cold and switching off radiators in rooms which aren’t being used are just some of the ways which you can bring the heating bills down. You should also think about installing a timed thermostat which will help you to avoid having the heating on when the house is empty whilst still ensuring that you can have a warm house when you get home.

Change Lightbulbs

Something as simple as changing the lightbulbs in your house can make a huge difference to your energy usage and your electric bills. Energy saving bulbs are in wide supply and there really is no reason why you shouldn’t be changing your traditional light bulbs to new, energy saving ones. Energy saving lightbulbs shine just as brightly as traditional bulbs, they use less energy and they need replacing far less often the traditional types.

Shop Locally

One of the biggest culprits of carbon pollution is the food miles which your produce needs to travel in order to get to your plate. You can significantly hep the environment if you aim to buy your produce locally. You may not be able to get the exotic fruit which you want when it isn’t in season but you will be contributing positively to minimizing food miles and in turn helping the amount of pollution that is made from carry foods around the World. As an added bonus, shopping locally can also support your local farms and small businesses.

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