Happy National Energy Conservation Day! At Green Logic, we strive to make every house as energy efficient as possible with our solar energy systems. But you can conserve energy in multiple different ways with or without the addition of solar panels on your home. It can be as simple as:
Switching to LEDs
All you have to do is buy a different light bulb! LED light bulbs last much longer than traditional light bulbs and use less energy which means you are conserving energy and saving money in the long run.
Insulating Your Home
As the winter months approach, take note of drafts or particularly cold areas of your house. These colder spots could be a result of poor insulation in your walls, floors, basement, or roof.
By adding extra insulation, you can reduce the amount of heat or air conditioning you need to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
Utilizing Smart Technology
Modern technology can help you keep your home energy efficient! Try using a smart thermostat to regulate the temperature in your home so you use less energy when you are away or when you are sleeping.
Smart plugs can also help you manage power going to decorations, appliances, or other electronics around your home.
Older appliances can use more energy than you think! If you have an old stove, dishwasher, dryer or other appliance - consider upgrading to a newer, more energy efficient model. You’ll be amazed at how much water, electricity, or gas these upgrades can help you save.
Unplug Energy Vampires
Did you know that some devices can still be drawing power from your home when they are off? Make sure you are unplugging energy vampires when you aren’t using them!
Some common examples are DVD players, CD players, or satellite boxes for your home entertainment system, coffee makers, cell phone chargers, or many devices that can turn on via a remote.
The ultimate way to conserve energy? Don’t use any electricity from the grid! You can produce your own energy for your home and save money with the use of a solar panel system. Learn more about solar energy and how it can protect the environment and save you money today. Give us a call!