Adopt Home Insulation Methods
Reduce the use of home cooling systems like coolers, air conditioners, and so on, and still keep your home cool during summers by using few simple methods.
Insulate your home to keep the heat outside during summer days and the warm air inside during the winters. Paint the roof with reflective paint for minimum heat absorption into the house. Use double glazed windows and vinyl window frames instead of aluminum to prevent unnecessary transfer of heat. Using blinds on windows during summers will keep the glare out and keep your home cooler.
Get New Energy Efficient Appliances
The older an appliance is, lesser will be its energy efficiency. Replace these appliances with newer models, especially those having Energy Star certification, and make an energy-efficient home.
To save on your water consumption, get low-flow equipment like low-flow showers and washing machines, low-flush toilets, and so on.
Plant More Trees
Planting more trees around any place provides better heat regulation. If you have enough space, you should plant deciduous trees around the eastern, western, and southern walls of your house. These sides receive the most sunlight.
Planting a tree right beside the exhaust outlet of an air conditioner will also help in saving energy. Plant evergreen trees on the north side to keep out the cold winds during the winter months.