Make use of fans inside the home. You can easily use floor fans or have a ceiling fan installed to increase airflow inside the home. You can use these even if you already have an air conditioner because you can turn the thermostat higher and just use the fans for air movement.
Don't keep things turned on all the time. Any rooms in the home that are vacant should not have any electronics or lights left on. The easiest way to do this is to plug everything into a power strip and then just switch that power strip to the off position whenever you need to.
Storm doors and windows offer better air flow in the home. Storm's windows and doors cut down on the cold air that drafts can let in. Energy efficiency is increased by 45 percent in homes that have stormed doors and windows, which will save a lot of money on electricity.
When building your home, pay attention to its orientation. An ideal home should be protected against overhead sun during the summer and be oriented so that it gets low-angle sun in the winter. This is a good way to save money on your heating bill and will keep your home cool in the summer.
Use curtains to assist you in keeping green. If it is summer and you want the room to stay cool, draw the curtains during the day so that the sun doesn't shine in. If it's winter, and you want the room to stay warm, open the curtains and let the sun into your room.
On hot, summer days, hang your clothes outside. The smell of clothes dried in the fresh air cannot be topped. They'll be smelling much fresher than if they were just dried in a dryer. Additionally, you will save both money and energy.
A few simple steps, as detailed above, are all it takes to change your life for the better. You will save money, help the environment and feel good about the work you've done. Use the tips you've read here to get started as soon as possible.