Instead of blasting the air conditioner to keep cool in summer, wear clothes made from naturally cooling fabrics. Natural materials like cotton repel moisture from your skin and allow it to stay cool. Wear light colors because these will make you warmer and it will be less likely for you to use artificial cold air.
Many people look into solar during the summer months. When you are installing a solar energy system, you want to be sure the batteries you will be using to store the solar power are situated as close to the solar cells as possible. This helps prevent power loss in the cables. It also lowers the possibility of shading the cable cells and lessening their output capacity.
Summer can be hot and not just for us but for our appliances also. Keep your refrigerator well maintained. Refrigerators constantly use energy to maintain cooler temperatures. If it is not properly cared for, it will use much more energy than it needs to. Make certain to clean the dust that surrounds heating coils periodically. Make sure the door seal is clean and also tight.
Other general tips that can help save energy include being mindful of your dishwasher! This is a year-round tip. Wait until your dishwasher is full before running it if you want to save energy. Don't run it with only two or three dishes inside. The dishwasher can actually fit a lot of dishes when loaded correctly. Properly place your dishes in it so you can fit as many as possible. Dishwashers consume a similar amount of water and electricity regardless of whether it contains one dish or 20. When you run a dishwasher, use the 'energy-saver' setting so dishes can air-dry.
If you want to have hot water, but at a lower cost, then check into solar energy. Install a water heating system that uses solar power. Your choices include an indirect or direct circulation system. The indirect system is best if you don't want to worry about your pipes freezing in the winter.
Everyone can benefit from the use of green energy in their home. It saves money on electrical costs, just by a few changes like turning off the light when the room is empty.