With energy saving ideas, homeownership has never looked so good. By acting on several of these tips, you will be making your home more efficient, comfortable and financially easier to heat and cool – -all while saving money. This will show you some of the latest efficient technologies and information on energy saving. But home saving energy is not the only option to look into, think about it, you work all day and then you come home to you energy-saving home, you have a little extra cash in your pocket now and the kids want to go for pizza at the new arcade that just opened up. Saving and storing personal energy is just as important, and perhaps just as vital as home energy saving.
Whether your steps are modest and simple or grand with a larger investment, making your home more efficient for the long run, you will see lower energy bills. Down the road you will typically see the savings pay for the improvement costs, which in turn could make potential buyers; look at your property with more fondness.
For quick tips, we can look at smaller and more direct methods of effectively turning the house’s electricity down. First, there could be a programmable thermostat installed which would duel as a manager for your cooling and heating systems, while also lowering your utility bill. Taking into account the thermostat, look at what you water heater thermostat is set too; try lowering it to 120°F. Water used for the shower, the sink, the washer and the dish washer will not be as hot, but the same jobs will get done and you can save further on the bills.
Speaking of the washer, instead of machine drying them if you have the capability and the set-up for it, you can air-dry your clothes. That old fashion clothes line out back makes for a greener and more efficient money saving home, get those “clothespins” ready.
Dishwashers alike their counter parts, the washer and dryer, use up a similar amount of energy. But reducing the energy flow is what is needed. If you have a sink, that old saying of elbow grease comes to mind. Hand-wash the dishes, and then let the dishes air-dry. For the entire cycle of a full dishwasher you can save that amount of energy and the amount of money associated with the energy out put, just by hand washing.
This tip might be harder for some, if you leave a room make sure you turn the light off as you go. This ‘turning off’ theory can also be put to use for TV’s, computers, computers monitor and entertainment units, if you get up or walk away from them, just turn them off. Another option for saving money and conserving energy output is to plug all devices into a power strip, when you exit switch the power strip off and all devise in use or idle (still drawing power) will be turned off.
Personal resilience demands personal energy–mental, physical and emotional energy. Yet our months, weeks and days are spent feeling drained, and exhausted. Our daily routine day-in and day-out can syphon our energy reserves bone dry, while leaving us unresponsive to unexpected impediments.
Stress is the biggest leach of personal energy by far, but by following several tips listed here, you will encounter the stress factors, but you will come out spending less energy and allowing your heart rate not to be a question for concern.
The next time you speak with a colleague, boss, partner or peer- be wary of either giving energy to or taking energy from the other person. Be wired into what is happening around you during these conversations, are you feeling the drain or are you feeling a boost in personal energy? Being aware and mentally active in the conversation will help in adding or subtracting of energy from your own supply tanks.
Another step toward removing those energy leeches, keep in mind not all energy drains can be removed or avoided, but for those conversations that lead to anger and frustration. If you can catch the conversation from turning south, take a breath, try to breathe and realize that there are alternatives to be considered. Turning the cheek to a frustrating situation shows ideal People-Skills, and having or developing better people skills, will allow for your energy levels during those sensitive conversations to be not syphoned.
Lastly, you can conserve a great deal of personal energy by making healthier choices, ie “fix the purging you”. Impacting your personal stores of energy directly will help in making all other decision easier and stress free. Look into your sleep habits, your personal diet, and consider your current exercise routine. By pinpointing these areas of energy loss on a daily bases, ie, work, friends or daily habits; the closer you will be to a better energized you.
With either area of energy saving, being at your home or being a personal task, you will notice a variety of beneficial rewards. From the home you will see more cash in your pocket, and who doesn’t love that? Where as personal energy saving will lead to a healthier and more vibrant individual. A person who has more money and more personal energy, that sounds rather intriguing, wouldn’t you agree?