In today’s age, it is important to be mindful of your energy consumption and carbon footprint. Your carbon footprint is the total emissions that you individually cause. With the current state of our environment, now is the time to work on decreasing the amount of energy you consume.
Here are some tips to help lower your household energy usage:
Do your research- Before you get started, you need to know what your carbon footprint is. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has a carbon footprint calculator which can help you understand exactly how much energy you are consuming and what is your biggest energy consuming activities. Once you have an idea you can determine the best course of action.
Check your appliances- Appliances like your television, microwave, and washer and dryers consume energy even when they are turned off. Although you may not be able to unplug all of your appliances, the non-essential devices can be unplugged when you are not using them. If you are in the market for new appliances opt for energy-saving models.
Transportation- Driving is one of the biggest energy-consuming activities. If you aren’t ready to change to a smart car, consider reducing your energy consumption by carpooling, biking, or taking public transportation when possible.
Switch to LED lighting- LED bulbs use 75% less energy than incandescent light bulbs and last 25 times longer. LED bulbs also do not give off UV emissions. Remember when changing your home’s lighting to include your outdoor landscape lighting as well.
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