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One of the ways that you can incorporate environmentally friendly habits into your daily routine starts right at home. In 2016, US citizens used roughly 3.85 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity, and while we live in a digital age where electricity use is at an all time high, there are many ways that you can reduce your electricity usage at home. In this blog, we will give you a short list of energy saving tips for reducing your at home electricity usage. Read on to discover how you can conserve energy right at home!
Wash Your Clothes in Cold Water
While many people prefer to wash their clothes in warm or hot water, this is no longer a necessity in getting your clothes properly cleaned. There was a time when laundry detergents performed best in the warmest water possible, but in the same way that washing machines have evolved, so have laundry products, and studies now show that laundry detergents perform just as well in cold water as they do in warm or hot water.
Washing your clothes in cold water can save you roughly $60 a year, which, when looked at it from that perspective seems somewhat insignificant. What’s more important, however, is the impact that using more energy to heat water has on the environment, and washing your clothes in cold water reduces this greatly.
Only Use What You Need
Many people sometimes have the tendency to think that when an appliance isn’t in use that it’s not drawing power from the outlet. This is not necessarily the case when it comes to many appliances. Things like computers, tablets, smartphones and televisions, despite not actually using power themselves when turned off, still draw power as long as they are plugged into an active electrical outlet. A great way to remedy this is to simply invest in power strips. Instead of remembering to unplug every single device when it isn’t in use, shutting off a power strip that’s plugged into the wall will cut off the power usage until turned back on again. This is a convenient option as you don’t have to worry about unplugging your devices only to plug them in again. Plus, leaving devices like smartphones and tablets plugged in after the devices are fully charged can also have a negative effect, greatly reducing battery life on your devices if you consistently leave them plugged in for hours after they’ve been fully recharged.
Switch to LED Light Bulbs
While you may be a bit turned off by the somewhat higher price tag of LED light bulbs, they are actually much better for the environment than traditional incandescent bulbs. They also need to be replaced less, so even if the cost upfront is a bit more than what you would pay for a traditional bulb, you end up saving more after the fact. LED bulbs draw less energy, and distribute light more evenly than traditional bulbs. This means you use less light to get the same amount of brightness as you would with a traditional bulb. LED bulbs, unlike traditional bulbs, are also manufactured using no toxic elements, making them even more beneficial to our environment.
Those are just a few ways that you can help save energy at home. We will continue this in part two of our blog series, but until then, to learn more about how Healthy Home 365 can best serve your home energy efficiency needs, contact us today.