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Green Ways to Power Your Home

Green Ways to Power Your Home

Climate Change is becoming a problem that we can no longer ignore, and we will have to start changing our lifestyles in order to help make a difference. There are plenty of green energy solutions around at the moment and they are becoming increasingly popular as more people start to becoming environmentally friendly.

There are a lot of easy ways that homeowners can power their homes using green electricity, but most people aren’t aware of a lot of them. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can reduce your reliance on the grid and invest in some green energy sources.

Choose a green energy provider

A good way to start is to switch to a green energy provider. This will not only have an impact on your personal carbon footprint, but if enough people switched to a green energy provider it could lead to the major energy companies re-evaluating how they do business. There are plenty of websites that you can use to check out which companies are the most environmentally friendly.   

Solar panels

If you want to do more than change suppliers then you could have solar panels added to your roof. You would have to check to see if your property is suitable, but if it is then it is a good way of reducing your energy bills and have more control over the amount of energy that you use.

Solar water heating

Solar energy can be used to heat up your water if you use a solar water heater. The system is fairly simple to install and it can be smaller and less obvious than putting solar panels on your roof. This option is a good option to start off with as it is one of the similar way of moving towards green energy. 

Wind power

If you home is not suitable for solar panels, another option is a small wind turbine that draws energy from wind movement. For this option, it is best to do some research beforehand as you will need to get planning permission in order to put the wind turbine on your property.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

This is a good option for homeowners with a lot of ground space. Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) are buried underground and they draw heat from the soil. The process involves burying a large tube of pipe in the underground, in which a pump circulates a mix of water and antifreeze. The heat drawn by this can then be used to heat appliances such as underfloor heating or radiators. 

 All these options have pros and cons, all things do, but if you choose even just one of these options that is best suited for your current living situation than it will not only have a positive effect on the environment, but even your bank balance.