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Published on March 11, 2014

Author: medwards23

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Homeowners can be confused and overwhelmed when thinking of making their home green. Knowing where to start and what changes to make can be terribly difficult. This article can help you learn how to make your home as green as it can be.

Green Tips for Homes Go Green Today with These Simple Home Solutions Homeowners can be confused and overwhelmed when thinking of making their home green. Knowing where to start and what changes to make can be terribly difficult. This article can help you learn how to make your home as green as it can be. Be sure to cover your windows with drapes or blinds when not at home. This keeps the interior of your home cooler or warmer, depending on the season, and reduces your energy bill. Usually the windows with the most sun are the one's which face south. Try to cover the windows using coverings like roman shades, roller shades, and dark curtains. Consider installing solar powered lamps for outdoor lighting. These inexpensive lamps require no external power source and can run entirely on solar power. This will save a lot of energy. Another added convenience is that they do not require any wiring for you to enjoy outside lighting. Maintaining your refrigerator is an easy way to save energy. Since the refrigerator is an appliance that consumes a lot of energy, it is important to keep it in top-working order. Make dusting the coils part of your weekly cleaning routine. Also ensure that the rubber seals around the doors are clean and making tight contact. If you use a dishwasher to clean your dishes, do not run it until it is completely full. A half load uses the exact same amount of water and energy as a full one. When you do operate your dishwasher, be sure to make use of the energy-saving feature, which air-dries your dishes. Use a laptop rather than a desktop computer to save electricity and enhance your mobility. By doing this you could be saving around 75% off your electric bill, especially if you constantly use the Internet or type up papers. Laptops are also portable which makes them much more functional and handy in times of need. Be sure you maintain your refrigerator properly. With the fridge being a top energy consumer in the home, maintenance is important for efficiency. Clean heating coils regularly to get rid of dust. Inspect the door's seal for tightness and cleanliness.

Don't turn your heat up too far in the home, unless you need to. If you feel cold, put on a sweater or blanket instead. When the heat is turned up to a high level, a lot of unnecessary energy is used. Keep up with your watt usage. There are many items on the market you can buy to track your energy use, such as the Kill- a-Watt. If you attach the device to the appliances in your home, it will let you know how much energy that appliance uses for different lengths of time. You'll be able to calculate how much each appliance costs you in electricity and replace those which are power hogs. If you are serious about becoming greener, you should keep track of your energy usage from month-to-month and then year-to-year. Increasing your consciousness of your energy consumption can help you cut back. You will probably make newer, greener habits such as turning off appliances when not in use if you approach energy reduction consciously. The information above, hopefully, provided you with some great ideas. Using greener energy could be useful in a lot of ways and it could make you feel better about yourself. Use these tips to make sure that the technology you're using in your home is greener and more efficient. If you like this article, visit our website for more tips: Eco Home Design

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