You will probably be surprised at the range of options available to make your home greener. The information gathered here will get you started on your journey toward using green energy and reaping its many benefits.

Wear lightweight, natural fabric during the summer instead of running your air conditioner. Cotton and other fabrics draw sweat from the skin and make you cool. Choose lighter colors so that you feel cooler and can resist turning up the air conditioning.

Do you currently own a farm? If you do happen to own some farmland, try renting some of the land to a power company that specializes in wind energy solutions. Not only will the turbine use minimal land, it can provide you with free energy.

Use cold water for laundry, whenever you can. Almost 90% of the energy you use when you do laundry is due to heating water. Provided you are using the right laundry detergent, you will not see a cleanliness difference by washing in cold water. Don’t forget to wait until you have a full load of laundry to wash; that is the energy efficient way.

When you are not using something, turn it off. When you leave an area take the time to turn off lights, televisions, stereos, computers, and other electrical items you are not going to be using. Put all of your entertainment electronics on a power strip you can turn off, as this will stop appliances from going into a power draining stand-by mode.

The tips laid out here are easy and simple to incorporate into your life, so avoid excuses and don’t let them interfere with your use of this information. Taking a little time now to switch to green energy will pay off big-time in the future, for both your family and your planet.