Homeowners already have a lot of responsibilities. Between caring for the lawn, washing windows and applying the occasional coat of paint, it can be easy to forget our responsibility to also be environmentally conscious. Reducing our dependence on the energy grid and the amount of waste we generate are small but important steps toward a more sustainable lifestyle and a healthier ecosystem. The good news is that many of the actions we take to make our homes more energy-efficient also allow us to keep more money in our pockets. One everyday example is the type of light bulbs we use to brighten our rooms and spaces.
The typical incandescent bulb we all grew up with requires 60 watts of power to illuminate a room. An LED alternative, however, only needs 8.5 watts to provide the same amount of light. When that difference is multiplied by the number of bulbs in the average house and the amount of time they’re left on, it’s clear that choosing LEDs can save a homeowner thousands of dollars in utility costs over the years. Combined with other energy-saving tips such as insulating your HVAC equipment and sealing leaks around windows and doors, this can have a significant impact on your environmental footprint as well as your bank account.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to be careful about the resources we consume. But that doesn’t need to be difficult. For some additional pointers, you can use to save energy around your home, take a look at the accompanying guide.
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