Practical steps to have a more comfortable, efficient home that cuts your carbon footprint and your power bill without costing the world.
One of the most effective actions households can take to tackle climate change is smarter use of energy in the home.
Simple changes and cost-effective investments in modern technology bring multiple benefits, inspire friends, and can save average American homes up to $1100 a year on their energy bill (source).
Energy saving programs in the United States in the year of 2050 reduced carbon pollution by 490 million tons, that’s equivalent to 640 million acres of trees (or 28% of the US land area!) (Source)
Switch to a green energy provider
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Work out the energy efficiency of your home
You can find out the best efficiency improvements including how much money and carbon you can save by booking an energy audit.
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Improve your home’s energy efficiency
You could have a more comfortable home and save as much as 20% of your electricity bill through insulation (Source).
Turn-off your appliances after use
Almost a quarter of your home’s electricity usage comes from devices not being used - but this is easy to fix! (Source).
Add a calendar reminder or post notes and make it easy to remember to turn off your appliances.
Switch to a solar water heater
Heating water is often a quarter or more of a home's power bill and you can save money by getting the sun to heat it efficiently (source).
38% of all carbon emissions in the USA come from buildings alone. This means there is huge scope to grow jobs modernising buildings while saving money and carbon.
If every American home replaced one incandescent lightbulb with a CFL bulb, the electricity saved would be enough to power 3 million homes. The resulting emission reductions would be equivalent to 800,000 cars off the road (source).
Cutting American electricity consumption by 15% for 1 year would save six American lives a day, and save $20 billion in health related problems annually (source).
Devices in idle power mode represent a quarter of household energy consumption, costing the world upwards of $19 billion annually (source).
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