Energy consumption in this world, as we know, is on a never-ending rise. It would be nearly impossible to bring it back to the way it was. However, what we can do is reduce the energy consumption in the world. This is where Green Energy comes into the picture. Is it possible to save the world and money at the same time? Here are some ways to go green and save green:
Save energy to save money
Save on cooling and heating costs by adjusting a bit in your house. Set your thermostat a few degrees higher or lower whenever required Use CFLs – compact fluorescent light bulbs whenever your older incandescent bulb burn out. Other ways of saving energy are unplugging appliances when you’re not using them. You can also use a “smart” power strip that senses when appliances are off. Wash off clothes in cold water. A considerable amount of energy is used to heat the water.
Save water to save money
Water is a very important natural resource in this world. Given that, it seems stupid that many people tend to waste a whole lot of it. You should learn to conserve water always. Take shorter showers to reduce water use. This will lower your water bills and even heating bills if you use hot water. Also look for economic ways to spend for your bathroom. Install low-flow showerheads. They normally do not cost much, and the water and energy savings can quickly pay back on your investment. Other ways include planting drought-tolerant native plants in your garden, having a faucet aerator on each faucet (They help conserve heat and water, but still keep the water pressure high).
This seems like a obvious point. Every other article which says save energy would have a major point that says that you should avoid going out in vehicles and should rather walk. Walk or bike to work. This saves gas and saves parking costs. Also, this, in turn, improves your cardiovascular health and reduces your risk of obesity. Also, you should consider telecommunicating if you live far from your work.
Skip bottled water
Always use a water filter to purify tap water instead of using bottled water. Sure, its a bit of extra work, but at the end of the day its worth it. Bottled water is expensive, and also it generates large amounts of container waste. Always use reusable water bottles, preferably aluminum or steel instead of plastic.