Energy

14 ways to Green Your Energy

To tweak the old Benjamin Franklin adage: "In this world nothing is certain but death, taxes, and skyrocketing energy bills." To lower your bills, GreenYour has suggestions for a whole range of budgets and time ranging from simple (sealing air leaks) to advanced (installing solar shingles).

  1. Get green electricity or buy RECs

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    Buy power generated by solar panels and wind turbines through your electric provider. And if they don't offer green options, go for renewable energy certificates instead.

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  2. Seal air leaks

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    Leaks can account for 20-30 percent of your home's energy loss.

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  3. Increase the insulation in your attic

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    Attics are "priority" locations for insulation retrofits.

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  4. Choose ENERGY STAR products

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    Look for appliances, electronics, light bulbs and more!

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  5. Measure the energy use of household devices

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    You no longer have to guess at which appliances and devices are the biggest energy hogs.

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  6. Install a programmable thermostat

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    Keep your heating and cooling bills in check by auto-regulating the temp.

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  7. Get a home energy audit

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    Pinpoint energy waste, maximize efficiency.

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  8. Save energy at home while you travel

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    Before embarking on your next eco-vacation or business jaunt, switch-off energy users to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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  9. Install a solar panel system

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    A solar thermal water heater that uses the sun's warmth to cook up warm water naturally uses much less energy than an electric boiler.

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  10. Install solar shingles

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    Want solar but don't want obvious panels? Then this choice is perfect for you...

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  11. Install a solar thermal water heater

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    These tax-credit eligible units save energy by absorbing the sun's energy for water heating.

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  12. Install a heat pump

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    Cut cooling and heating costs with one of these earth-core temp-regulators.

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  13. Generate wind power

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    Get your breeze on with renewable wind power.

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  14. Create a micro hydro power system

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    Go with the flow... micro hydro flow, that is.

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6:58pm
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