What Can I Do To Reduce My Home’s Energy Usage?
There are more benefits to reducing your home’s energy usage than you think. Not only does it help save the planet, it also helps save your bank account.
There are some really easy ways to reduce your home’s energy output while boosting your environmental friendliness – and you really can lower your electric bill. The most basic steps are practices you can make into habits:
- When not using any electronic or appliance, unplug it.
- A great amount of your home’s energy output goes into the heating and cooling of your home. Insulating and plugging up areas where outside air can creep in is important. Keep that bought air in; don’t let it out!
- Turning your heating system down and your cooling system up by just a few degrees can really add up.
Some even better measures to take are:
- Install solar panels to your home to harness partial or all of your home’s energy needs and uses.
- Consider geothermal energy as it is considered one of the very best ways to provide energy to heat and cool your home. The really great bonus with this is that it is a constant resource coming straight from the Earth’s core to you, anywhere on the planet.
Considering 40% of your home’s energy comes from HVAC systems, if you really want to make your home more energy efficient, an environmentally friendly unit is the way to go.