We’ve all read numerous tips on how to save energy, from turning off the lights when you leave a room to looking for the ENERGY STAR logo when shopping for new appliances, but do they really help that much?
The answer is: Yes! There’s a reason we see similar energy-saving tips over and over again; every single step you take to save energy helps you save money and reduce your home’s impact on the environment. SaveOnEnergy.com’s list of tips explains why each of these practices is so important, along with how you can easily implement them in your daily life.
Did you know: If every American simply replaced one light bulb with a more energy-efficient variety, we would save roughly $600 million in annual energy costs and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s equal to lighting up 3 million homes and keeping 800,000 cars off the road annually.
If a single light bulb switch can have such a major impact, imagine the difference you can make with these quick and free changes. Don’t forget to encourage your friends and neighbors to make these changes, too!
Here are our top 5 free and easy ways to save energy in your home: