Even if you don’t agree that we should be concerned about global warming, you can still benefit from green energy technology. By making a couple small changes like turning off lights when not needed, can really help save you lots of money on your electric bill. Water-saving toilets can get you started on a greener lifestyle. Estimates show that about 50% of your home’s water is used by flushing toilets. An older model toilet uses a lot more water than a water-saving one, 5 gallons versus 1.6 gallons, almost 70 percent more.
Making small adjustments to the way you use energy every day can ultimately reduce your consumption. When you are not using certain appliances, unplug them until you are ready to use them again. Turn off the TV and lights when they aren’t in use. This can save you money and it’s simple.
To be effective, solar panels must be aligned for maximum exposure to the sun! Specifically, if your home is in the Norther Hemisphere, the optimal angle for solar panels is your home’s latitude plus 15 degrees. The panels need to face south, by the way. This will help you get the most power. Although not everyone believes that global warming is a threat, anyone can benefit from using green energy in the home. It saves a lot of money on energy costs, just by making easy changes, like turning lights off when you leave a room.
Check out the quality and condition of your insulation to keep your home warm without hurting the environment. If your home was built before 1982, your insulation could probably use an upgrade. This keeps the house warmer and cuts energy bills.