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It IS Easy Being Green

Apparently, Kermit was wrong because it is easy being green. At least, it is these days, and there’s lots of ways to make your home a haven of renewable energy savings. 

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Windows

You can keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by upgrading the windows. If you live in an older home, you might still be using single glazing, and that’s a mistake. You want to upgrade to double or triple glazing in your home.

While it might be a little expensive to make this change, some local councils do offer benefits for this type of upgrade. So, make sure to check whether there are any deals like this in your area. Of course, this is just one way you can make your home fifty shades of green.

Solar Solutions

The world is coming full circle. Way back in ancient times people used to worship the sun as though it was a god. That might seem a little odd but remember it gave them warmth, light and allowed their crops to grow.

Now, we don’t worship the sun, but a lot of people are starting to use it as a direct source of energy. You can do this in your home by installing solar panels on the roof. With solar panels, you can create your own electricity to light and heat your home. The best part? It’s completely free once you have the solar panels installed. Now, I know what you’re thinking. There’s got to be a catch.

The catch is the first fixed cost of those panels. But again make sure you check with your local council as well as environmental agencies. Many are offering subsidies and discounts to homeowners willing to make this change. Check out my CNET article to find out if your house is a good candidate for solar energy.

Hot And Cold

If you live in an area where the climate often feels like the fires of hell (like here in Texas!), you probably have an air conditioning system in your home. If you don’t, the good news is you can actually replace your old air con system with an energy friendly upgrade.

Make sure you look at HERO financing for air conditioning. HERO stands for home energy renovation opportunity and basically means you can cut down the cost of getting a great new AC system. With opportunities like this, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to keep your home green and cool.

Oh, You Smart Home!

That’s exactly what you’ll be saying when you try out the new smart control systems for modern homes. With these futuristic gadgets, you can adjust your home to your optimum temperature settings which is great. It means that you won’t be wasting energy simply because you can’t be bothered to turn the heating down. The temperature will also naturally adjust to the best level for the weather outside and the time of day. You’ll be saving money, energy and your last nerve.

Also, check out my article: This may be why your electricity bill is so high.

So what can you learn from this article? Well, we definitely shouldn’t trust singing frogs!

 

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