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Green Home Energy: How Can You Save on the Essentials?


Written By: Anica Oaks
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Insulation

One of the best ways to reduce energy usage is through proper insulation of a home or building. Whenever you heat your home, approximately two-thirds of that heat will escape the home due to poor insulation, siding, and roofing. By improving insulation in a home, you can help reduce heat exchange between the interior and exterior of a home. In addition to lower heating bills during the winter, this can also help reduce cooling bills during the summer months.

Water

Itrsquo;s also a good idea to work on limiting the consumption of heated water. Many low water showerheads and sinks can be a great way to reduce your energy usage. A hot water heater is often one of the primary sources of high gas and electric bills. Installing a heat pump system yoursquo;ll have an alternative that uses heat from the air to heat your water. This uses less energy than traditional systems. In many cases, an efficient showerhead doesnrsquo;t mean that your shower experience will be bad. As long as you have decent water pressure in your house, an efficient showerhead can still deliver a comfortable, >

Adaptability

In addition, homeowners should make sure that the heating systems theyrsquo;re using are efficient and appropriate for a home. For example, many homes have forced air heating and cooling. If you have a very large house, it may use a lot of energy to heat the entire thing. If you only use a few rooms in a very large house, it may be possible to reduce your heating bill by only heating a few rooms. Digital thermometers can also help reduce the cost of energy usage and only turn on when you are home. If you install them on different levels of your home they can also only work where you want them to turn on.

If you have forced air heating, consider closing off the vents in rooms that arenrsquo;t used very often. If this isnrsquo;t possible, try turning the temperature on your heating system down to around 50 degrees. Once yoursquo;ve turned it down, you can use space heaters to warm the occupied areas of the home. Instead of having a massive heating bill for an entire home, you can minimize your bills by only heating the areas of the home where heat is needed.

Embracing green energy doesnrsquo;t have to be expensive or fancy. By following the ideas in this guide, yoursquo;ll be able to significantly reduce your monthly bills and create a healthier environment for everyone.



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