While it seems that more homeowners are opting to switch to more eco-friendly things for their homes, such as building materials, water uses and energy sources, you may not know where to start when considering your own home for the change, nor what options are out there for you to consider. Keep reading for three sustainable energy options for your home.

Solar Power

It seemed only a couple of decades ago that widespread home electricity provided by solar power was a bit of a pipe dream. However, recent leaps and bounds in the improvement and more widespread use of solar panels has led to many people making the switch. With how home solar power systems are designed now, you can easily power your entire home on solar power, especially if you have solar storage included for backup power supply for house at night or in case of an emergency. Bear in mind that the solar panels will most likely be installed on your roof, so you need to make sure that you are in an area where the sun has unfettered access to your roof.

Wind Energy 

If you have ever seen the huge turbines that look kind of like giant pinwheels, you have seen wind energy at work. There is a similar process that you can take advantage of for your home. There are smaller wind turbines that are designed with your home in mind, and have the same installation options as a satellite dish, so you can either have the turbine on a pole or up on the roof. The latter is recommended if you do not have much space to put a pole, and the former is recommended if you are not sure there is a place on your roof. Make sure that you are getting good wind flow on a regular basis to make the most of this energy source.

Hydroelectric Power

Hydroelectric power uses water to power things, and because of this is one of the sustainable energy methods you can use for a home that is more secluded, like a cabin in the woods. As long as you are really close to a body of water, such as a river, there are systems that you can install so your home just runs on the power of that water source. Bear in mind that the water source needs to be relatively deep in case the water level goes down due to weather conditions. Try to make sure that your water source is a couple meters deep, because you do not want to be out of luck if there is a drought. 

Going green takes a lot of work, but it is worth it to reduce your carbon footprint. Before you make any moves, however, make sure it is feasible for you to do what you want, as it will help nobody if you cannot afford the cost and upkeep. Keep this article in mind so that you know exactly where you can start from when it comes to more sustainable energy options for your home.