You are probably like the vast majority of consumers, who don’t really consider the environmental impact of using common household items. Unfortunately, everything that is done affects the environment one way or another. There are some simple ways to use green energy that will help your home and the environment. Read on to learn simple ways to make your home more energy efficient.

Government grants are available to help consumers invest in renewable energies. If you are interested in getting free money to improve your home you should contact your local government for more information. You could qualify for a no-cost wind or solar installation, or at the very least, receive a tax deduction.

When you can, wash your laundry in cold water. Almost ninety percent of the energy used by a washing machine comes from heating the water for a warm or hot cycle. Using a quality detergent means …