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What You Need To Know About Green Energy For Your Home

In Green & Ethical Living, Home & Garden by eva.katona@yahoo.comLeave a Comment

This is a collaborative post.

We all want to know that our carbon footprints are as low as possible, and we’re not pumping tons of emissions into the air. But are our homes as green as they could be right now too? After all, making your home a more green place to be has to start with the way you produce and consume energy. 

But there are some things you need to know about the green energy you could use within your home. Not to mention what’s really going in within your wires. Yes, green efforts are quite simple to set up, and can be quite simple to keep to. But they take a bit of explaining in the first place. So, let’s do just that!

Minimalist lamp: Green energy for your home

When it’s plugged in, it’s using energy

Let’s establish something first of all. Even if it’s turned off, the appliance that’s still plugged in is going to be using energy. Often known as ‘stand-by’ energy, this could be making a huge difference in your energy bill. Even if you thought you were being good on the energy consumption this month, the numbers are going to show otherwise! 

So it’s key to go around your house and unplug items that are not in use. Even that phone charger next to your bed that’s not currently charging anything could be an energy sink that’s costing you way too much per month. Take it out, save some money, and cut down on that carbon footprint you’re trying to work on. 

Solar power can be a little complicated

Solar power isn’t just about fixing some panels to your roof and then being able to convert the sun’s rays into usable energy for your home. There’s a lot more to the process than just these couple of steps. You’re going to need to set up a whole new infrastructure within your home. This includes solar batteries for storing excess energy, as well as solar inverters, so you can keep an eye on how your panels are working. 

Depending on the kind of roof you have, as well as the available incline, you’re going to be working with variable costs here. Always get a quote from a local supplier before you agree to any work being done. And shop around for the various solar panelling options that are available to you. 

The cost will take some saving

And a final point we need to face. The cost is going to take some saving, no matter what green energy system you’re working with. That’s something that puts a lot of people off. You’re facing a bulk price of roundabout £3000 for solar panels that are going to save you hundreds per year. But they will last for at least 25 years. So there are some clear savings you’re going to be making in the long run! 

Green energy is something your home could be using. Are you ready to make the changes necessary for a better and brighter future, especially for your family and your house? 

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