Simple Ways to Save Energy

Many of us try our best to think of ways to conserve energy because it is a way to help the environment and the entire planet. Cutting down on the amount of energy you use in your home is a great way to start. Conserving energy can be achieved in a number of ways.One way to save energy is to walk to as many destinations as possible. Although this isnt always a feasible option, especially if you live in a very cold winter climate, even a few trips by foot can help. Another great way to get around that doesnt use gas or oil is to use a bicycle. Not only is bicycling a very healthy way to exercise, but its clean and green. It is a cheap form of transportation, since you dont have to make frequent stops at the gas station to refill your tank. If walking or bicycling isnt an option, you can always participate in car pooling or using a local bus system.

Saving energy inside your home can be done even on a fixed income or small budget. Although you may not be able to afford the latest energy saving appliances, you can do small things to the house such as caulking leaky windows and making sure the doors have weather stripping to prevent air from entering from the outside, or air from the inside going out. Extra insulation is always a big help when trying to conserve energy also. If you are a do-it-yourself type, you can install the insulation yourself and its not overly expensive. Using heavy drapes in the winter can cut down on energy use, as they will help block out cold drafts. Using cold water to do your laundry is a great way to save energy, and it is proven that cold water works as well on almost all fabrics as using hot water.