This April 22nd, as we celebrate Earth Day, we are reminded that our earth’s environmental challenges are far from over. If we want to protect our planet, we can make minor changes within our households that can make a lasting impression every day. Apart from helping to conserve the environment, we can not only reduce our ecological impact, but significantly save on both our energy consumption and pocket books.
Here are 3 simple Eco-Friendly Energy Tips for your home:
1. While this may seem like well-known knowledge, merely switching from incandescent to LED light bulbs can reduce our carbon footprint by 450 pounds a year. Even though prices for LED bulbs may have been costly just a few years ago, you can now find many relatively inexpensive LED bulbs for only a few dollars. They emit less heat, consume less energy (about 75% less), and are recyclable. Also, a well taken care of LED light bulb can easily last over 10 years, which means you buy fewer bulbs in your lifetime. Using LED lighting is one of the easiest ways you can save on both energy costs and energy consumption, while reducing the number of bulbs ultimately ending up in the landfill.
2. Switching to a programmable thermostat can further help decrease your energy costs and impact. A properly set programmable thermostat can easily regulate your heating and cooling needs, while reducing its usage when you are away or sleeping. Many models even allow remote access via your phone while away from home, for those times you may have forgotten to turn your unit off prior to leaving.
3. Reduce energy consumption by using natural ventilation. Keeping your doors and windows open during warm weather allows for natural air to circulate within your home. Cross ventilation not only conserves electricity but can improve the air you breathe. Moreover, it helps to get rid of moisture which can cause rust or wood rot. Casper Retractable Door & Window Screens are the perfect solution to preventing flying insects and other pests from coming in, while also promoting air flow through your home. We not only provide high quality retractable screens to help circulate air through your homes but aim to save you money by reducing your energy costs.
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