Energy conservation is one of the most popular discussions over the past few years. Of course, there are small steps that you can take to save more energy at home. In this article, we go over how to consume less energy which lowers the harmful emission that releases into the atmosphere.
The most interesting aspect is that you don’t need to rebuild your home to make it energy efficient. If you love the environment and want to save energy, here are some steps to save more energy at home.
Save More Energy at Home with These Small Steps
① Install and Maintain your Insulation
If your home is not properly insulated, then you will pay more for higher utility bills. Even if you buy energy-efficient products and use them with care, you might still consume more energy if your home does not have good insulation.
Additionally, a report from the University of California Berkeley states that 6% of the national residential electricity consumption is as a result of phantom loads.
You can avoid this by unplugging your electric appliances when they are not in use. Additionally, you can make use of a power strip.
③ Use More Energy-Efficient Appliances
Another way to save energy in your home is by using more energy-efficient appliances. So when you are shopping for new items, ensure they are energy-efficient. Do this by checking out the energy rating label and also consider the appropriate size of the appliance to meet your needs.
Today, it’s actually difficult to find new appliances that are not energy efficient. What’s even better is that you will save more than the purchasing price through eventual energy savings.
In addition to that, using a ceiling fan is another way to cool your home and save more energy in the summer. This might reduce the need for running your air conditioning. With this, you can reduce 7% to 10% on your cooling costs, thereby saving you more money for other necessary things.
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