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Green Energy Advice You Really Need To Know Taking the first step in gaining the information that you need, in order, to make the green energy changes to your home is what's most important. Once you have the knowledge, making the changes will come easily. The information included in this article is a great start to your new green lifestyle. Research the different energy sources available in your community. Check to see how much it would cost to run your home with these other utilities, and remember to take into account the government bonuses that are sometimes available. For example, it may be cheaper for you to heat your home with natural gas as opposed to electricity, or use well water instead of city water. If your property has a small stream running through it, you can install a micro hydropower system. These systems divert a small amount of the water through a turbine or wheel, providing energy that can be used to light and heat your home. If the flow is strong enough, you can power multiple homes on one of these systems. Think outside of the box. While many people think 'solar' panels when they think of permaculture, there are other ways to take advantage of the sun. If you are building a new home, consider incorporating passive solar design into the home. By building with materials such as concrete or adobe and taking advantage of the sun's natural heat with south-facing windows, you can create a home that will naturally heat itself in the winter and stay cool in the summer. Are you still using oil heat? You could switch to a greener solution without replacing your furnace. Find a qualified technician to inspect your system and make sure you can switch to a biofuel. Biofuels are non-toxic, degradable and renewable sources of energy that you will be able to re-use. Support your local green energy providers by purchasing energy from them. You can check online to see if any of your local energy providers sell wind, hydro, or solar energy. By switching from the standard energy, you will send a message to your provider; you prefer cleaner energy. You will also be support the development of green energy in your area. If there is running water on your property, you should consider investing in a good hydro-power solution. A simple mill can turn into an energy generator. Get in touch with Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to find out if your stream is strong enough to produce a significant amount of power. Don't throw away that coffee grinds- use them to fertilize your plants. Coffee grinds are rich in nitrogen so these make great, healthy plant food. Using coffee grinds as fertilizer keeps them out

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Permaculture - http://www.facebook.com/permaculture.design of the landfill, makes it unnecessary for you to purchase and use chemical plant food, and make your plants grow nicely, adding oxygen to the atmosphere. You do not have to leave your electronics behind to live a green lifestyle. Recharge your electronics with solar chargers and you no longer have to be concerned with your electronics being a drain on the environment. It is a small investment that pays off quickly in electric bills and a guilt-free conscience. Consider opting for a solar hot water heating system. If you must use hot water to run your dishwasher or do your laundry, a solar hot water system can benefit you. If you live in an area where freezing is not a concern, a direct circulation system will be perfect for you. During cooler days, turn off that air conditioning to be greener and save on energy. Many homeowners let their air conditioning run non-stop no matter the outdoor temperature. This can use up a lot of energy and cost you hundreds of more dollars annually. Opening the windows and letting a cross-breeze in is a fast and easy way to be green and get some fresh air! Keep your home clean at all times. By constantly cleaning your home, you aren't allowing dirt to accumulate, which if left alone, you would need to use products with harsh chemicals to clean up. The less often you have to use these environmentally damaging products, the better off everyone will be. Lighting has changed immensely over the last couple decades, and one energy efficient method for lighting a home that many consumers still have not grasped is the energy saving light bulb. These not only save you money on energy costs, but they last longer anyway. If you have not switched to energy-efficient light bulbs in your home, now is the time. The quality and variety of these lights is better than ever. Consider installing a solar powered hot water heater for your home. These systems use natural sunlight to heat the water in your home and are very green alternatives to using a standard power water heater. You will save a bunch of money using these systems because you are not wasting your money on power to heat your water. Get in touch with your local Business Bureau to find out more about local businesses specialized in permanent culture. Getting in touch with different business owners is a good way to explore your different options and get an idea of prices. Look for reviews on a business before you hire their services. There are a lot of things you can do to save energy when you wash your laundry. Use the setting on your dryer that will turn it off when clothes are dry. When you wash your clothes, choose the fastest spin cycle, which reduces the amount of moisture the dryer needs to evaporate. Always make sure that the dryer filters are clean and that there are no clogs in the vent.

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The information that you have just read is a great starting point to the reconstruction of your home energy system. Apply the information that you have learned here and begin making the changes or adjustments to your home, in order to become the greenest house in your area. Enjoy the savings in your wallet and your environment, once these changes are made.

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