Energy is a limited resource, it’s limited by what we can afford, the infrastructure needed to make and distribute it and the availability of the raw materials. Reducing the amount that each one of us consumes addresses all of those issues.
Here are five smart energy saving tips for you:
1.) DON’T PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL
Overly aggressive driving burns a lot of gas and can lower your car’s fuel efficiency by more than 30 percent on the highway. Driving sensibly is not only safer but also saves you gas and money. Carpooling, taking public transportation or biking to work are other ways you can lower fuel use and reduce your carbon footprint.
2.) UNPLUG UNUSED ELECTRONICS
We all do it. We leave electronics and equipment like cell phone chargers constantly plugged in, even when not in use. These “energy vampires” (or phantom loads) can suck a lot of power, so unplugging unused electronics can save up to 10 percent on your electricity bill.
3.) MAKE THE SWITCH TO LEDS
You certainly hear and read a lot about the advantages and benefits of the energy efficiency of LED light emitting diodes vs traditional lighting. When you compare them to other energy-saving illumination methods that are available on the market today, you will find that LED lighting is by far the most power-saving and smart solution.
By far the most energy efficient, the cleanest and most eco-friendly way of illumination is LED lighting, which is basically digital light and comes with a multitude of amazing benefits.
In fact, in makes a big leap in technology that can been seen much as an upgrade from analog to digital. LED is digital light, and the advantages versus conventional ‘analog’ lighting are so huge and of major benefit to both the users of this “technology of digital light” as well as also to our planet.
4.) SEAL UP AIR LEAKS
Air leaking from windows, doors and other parts of your home can waste a lot energy and money. Caulking, sealing and weather stripping keeps cold air out and warm air in, saving you energy and money.
5.) GIVE YOUR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM A CHECK-UP
Properly maintaining your heating and cooling system will extend its life and save you energy and money. For instance, replacing dirty filters with new ones can lower your air conditioner’s energy use 5 to 15 percent. Certified technicians can also help ensure your heating and cooling system is in tip-top shape by checking and replenishing refrigerants, testing for system leaks, inspecting belts and other parts for wear and tear, making sure air is flowing throughout your home properly, checking the accuracy of your thermostat and more.