You can do many things to help save this planet. Green homes are houses that are designed to cut back on energy usage and eliminate waste. By doing this they help reduce the carbon by-products that are generated by electricity and fossil fuel generation. Green home design is not nearly as difficult as most people think. Often times it does not require any high tech devices. You can see a big difference from small changes. Today we will talk about a few things you can do to make your life more sustainable.

The sun is our biggest source of free energy, and it will be around for thousands of years. You can even use the sun to generate electricity. Often, you can do this in ways that are simpler than you would imagine. Solar energy can be used in so many different ways. Solar panels can be costly at first, but the investment will generally pay for itself eventually. If you have the money, this is a great way to reduce carbon emissions.

You can save a lot of water by making your bathing time as quick as possible. Washing machines and dishwashers use most of your hot water. The cost of bathing is almost entirely from water heating. Unfortunately most people waste a lot of water. There so many different things you can do to cut down on your water consumption. Try to limit it as much possible and you will see your bills drop dramatically.

What about the ventilation system is green homes? These systems only cost a couple hundred dollars but can save you up to $100 a year in energy costs. This makes the house a lot more comfortable in the days where it isn't hot enough to turn on the air conditioner. Think of having a fresh breeze running indoors at all times. The smell of your house will also increase because you always have fresh air inside. Most people will never think of doing this. Do some research you will be surprised how effective these systems really are.

Energy efficient dryers can save a lot of energy, but it is still a large fraction of your monthly utility bill. Only use it if you have to. There are much simpler ways to get water off of things. In the summer just get a line and hang them up. It's a little more work than the dryer, but it is well worth it. You can use your garage when it is not nice outside. Just make sure there is good ventilation. Try and do this in a place that is breezy, otherwise things will be humid. This is an important concept for green homes, only use processed energy when it is needed!