by Gloria Jones
(New Orleans, USA)
This is the topic that will probably sound the most daunting to you out of everything I’ve spoken about. If you’re not ready yet, that’s fine, but you should also realize that all the latest technology advances mean it isn’t nearly as difficult as it was to convert your home into a green energy home, making use of renewable resources to power your house.
You’ll probably want to know a little about the types of green energy before you get started.
This type of energy comes from the sun. You can install panels on your home so that it can heat your water as well as converting the sun’s electricity into electricity. This is a very ‘green’ source of electricity, but unfortunately it can cost A LOT to install these systems.
Passive Solar Energy:
This makes use of the sun’s heat and energy, but in a slightly different way. It means planning the design of your house to take advantage of the sun. This includes south facing sides of the house for heating, andenergy efficient windows.
You could also opt to generate energy with wind using windmills, which can be installed in the garden or on the roof. There are a number of kits that teach you how to install your own.
If there’s a stream near to your home then this can also generate free electricity for you.
By using any of these kinds of energy generation, you’ll be massively reducing the amount of carbon you let out into the environment. You’ll also be able to stop paying those energy bills – now wouldn’t that be nice?!
To get the very best results, it’s really a good idea to use a mixture of those types of energy and find a combination that suits your home. When you do, you’ll find it doesn’t take much to maintain, and they aren’t as difficult or expensive to install as you might have imagined!