How to Go Green

Of all the home trends currently sweeping the nation, one of the largest and most substantial movements is the idea of being “green”. This idea of making your home as energy efficient as possible is not only easy to attain, but is also easy to sustain.

The green movement for homes has many different functions, and can be achieved in a number of different ways. There are endless ways to make your home a greener space, and some of the first easy steps include:

Go Tankless
Your home’s water heater contributes greatly to the overall energy used each day. When you trade your traditional water heater in for a tankless version, you will be cutting down greatly on the energy used, as well as water stored at any given time. In fact, homes with tankless water heaters are able to save roughly 30% more on energy and electric bills than households with traditional water heating systems. Not only will the environment be thankful for this switch, but your wallet will be as well.

Opt for Lights Out
One of the simplest ways to make your home green is to turn off your lights. Especially in the upcoming seasons of elongated daylight hours, choose to turn off your home’s bulbs and take advantage of natural light by opening up curtains and windows. When you use less lighting, you will be increasing your energy efficiency in two major ways – through the energy used by the lightbulb itself, as well as the energy used from your cooling system to decrease the added temperature each bulb makes when illuminated in your home.

Schedule Maintenance
A great way to get on the path to a green house is to schedule a maintenance appointment with Overland Park Heating and Cooling. Our HVAC professionals are trained to get your units running at peak efficiency, and are also experts when it comes to the latest sustainable technology. By having regular maintenance visits from Overland Park Heating and Cooling professionals, you will ensure that your units are performing to the best of their ability with no wasted energy, helping to create a more efficient, environmentally friendly home.

Creating a green home does not have to be complicated. Simple changes like turning off your lights or calling Overland Park Heating and Cooling to perform regular checkups on your equipment can greatly increase the efficiency of your lifestyle with just a little effort. Start these changes today, and be green for a lifetime.

For more information on green living, visit Overland Park Heating and Cooling today.