If you think back to how much you were paying for utilities in your home five years ago and compare it to what you are paying now, you might just find it unbelievable. The cost of powering a home are going up little by little each year. Fortunately, the development of renewable energy solutions for the home are improving with each passing year. These energy solutions can reduce the cost of powering your home quite a bit over the course of a year. Use the following guide to find solutions that you can use in your home.
It may seem costly to invest in a solar panel set up, but it is going to pay for itself quite quickly. Depending on how much power you plan to draw from the panels, it could be more affordable to invest in than you might think.
Look into alternative heating methods for your home. Installing a wood stove or making use of your fireplace will help you heat your home without using electric or natural gas to power your furnace. If you live in a wooded area, you may be able to cut and log the trees around your home and heat your home for next to nothing for the winter. If you do not live in these kinds of areas, you may have to purchase the wood to burn, but it will cost much less than the utilities that you would have used to power the furnace.
Tank-less or solar water heaters are seriously worth looking into.
During the months when the weather is nice, hang your clothes out to dry. Your dryer, whether electric or gas-powered, uses quite a bit of energy to operate. Just hanging out a few loads of laundry each week could make a substantial difference in the cost of your utility payment.
Tank-less or solar water heaters are seriously worth looking into. Tank-less water heaters do not have to constantly run to keep your water hot. Instead, they heat the water as it flows through the system. You never run out of hot water and you save a bundle using it. The solar water heaters may cost a bit more than the tank-less as an initial investment, but you are going to use the sun to heat your water instead of any of your utilities. That will add up to huge savings very fast.
Start collecting rain water to use to water your lawn or garden. If you have to pay for the water that you are just spraying all over the lawn to keep it green, you are washing away hundreds of dollars each year. You can conserve the earth’s water supply and save some money by using rain water to do all of your outdoor watering.
These days, many people know the importance of making changes in their home to be more environmentally friendly, but they do not realize how much money they will save at the same time. Enjoy the benefits of knowing that you are being kind to the environment and basically getting paid to do it.