Lean and Green: Ways to Save Energy at Home

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Are you looking to reduce your home’s carbon footprint? Then check out this guide to learn how to save energy at home.

Over the course of a year, the average US home is responsible for nearly 21,355 lbs of carbon emissions.

This is a cause for concern, as carbon emissions can have a negative impact on the environment. Fortunately, if you know how to save energy, you can lower the impact your home has on the environment.

Read on to learn more about how you can reduce the energy consumption of your home. If you’re an eco-warrior, these tips will show you some ways to save energy, thereby allowing you to feel as though you’re doing your part.

Let’s begin!

Replace the Windows

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If the windows in your home are old, there’s a chance the glass or the frame might have some cracks.

These cracks can make it difficult to maintain the correct temperature because they allow air to escape. This is a problem as the heating or air conditioning systems then have to work overtime just to keep the temperature even.

To correct this problem, you may want to install some new windows. Ideally, you’ll want to make sure these new windows are ‘double glazed.’

Double glazing is when a window is made up of two panes of glass.

The area between this glass contains a special kind of gas. This combination creates a robust ‘seal’ between the inside of your home and the external environment. Following this, it becomes much easier to keep your home warm or cold, without having to use much energy.

Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

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If you’re still using incandescent light bulbs, you may want to think about making the switch to LED bulbs.

Incandescent light bulbs waste lots of energy, as they produce lots of heat.

But this is no good as you’re not using the bulbs for their heat, but for their light. Thus, the energy that makes the bulb heat up is essentially wasted energy.

LED bulbs don’t get that hot because they’re very efficient and direct a lot of energy towards producing light.

Use a Renewable Energy Company

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Ultimately, there’s only so much energy you can save, and unless you live in a tent, there’s a good chance your home still needs to consume energy.

That said, you can limit the impact of the energy you do consume, by using an energy company that makes use of renewable energy instead of fossil fuels.

Many people have heard about renewable energy, but they don’t know much about it. There’s no shame in this, and if you belong to this group, you may want to check out this post to learn more about the advantages of renewable energy.

Do You Know Some of the Ways to Save Energy? 

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If you worry that your home uses more energy than it should, the tips in this post should help you understand some of the basic ways to save energy.

If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, you might not be able to make some of the drastic changes mentioned in this post. This is not a problem, and as long as you make one small adjustment, it’s better than doing nothing.

This small change might not seem like a big deal in the short term. But over time it will compound and have a significant, positive impact on the environment.