Do not let the idea of making major changes to your home overwhelm you. It is tough to understand where to start and how to improve the environment (and your life) the most. By reading the following hints you can learn what is best for you when it comes to energy usage.

Use solar-powered lamps for outdoor lighting. They don’t use any energy other than solar energy and they are cost effective. This doesn’t merely save energy. It also means you don’t need hard wired outdoor lights.

Solar water heaters are a great option and can significantly decrease the cost involved with heating all of the water in your home. Using natural gas and electricity is certainly the norm, but it’s not very energy efficient. By contrast, solar energy is very efficient, and it keeps water temperatures steady just as well as traditional heating methods. These upgrades may cost more, …

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