Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs [Infographic]

When we think of things that pollute or harm the environment, what usually comes to mind are things like factories and cars. But did you know that your own home can be a cause for pollution?

The power that we use at home has to come from somewhere, and if you’re getting your power from a power plant, every unit of electricity you are using contributes to pollution and an increase in CO2 levels.

That’s not to say we shouldn’t use electricity at all! It’s a part of modern life. Indeed, there are ways we can use less electricity and get our electricity from more sustainable sources to help reduce our carbon footprint.

As far as reducing electricity is concerned, simple changes like making better use of existing power consumption – such as by improving insulation to make air conditioning and heating more effective – can have drastic results.

For alternative sources of power, solar panels are becoming cheaper and cheaper and many homes are able to get almost all of their power from solar alone.

The infographic below from Portable Energy Gurus lists 17 ways you can save energy and reduce both your power bill and carbon footprint.

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Home Insulation & Energy Efficiency Guide [Visual]

This in-depth online guide about the importance of energy efficiency and insulation in our homesย shares useful information, such as:

  1. Why energy efficiency is so important, and how it can lessen our impact on the environment.
  2. Practical tips and advice about home insulation and how to ensure your property is well-insulated.
  3. Ways to save energy and reduce costs via smart meters, energy efficient lighting, and government green incentives.
  4. Other useful information about energy efficiency that families could find very helpful.

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Eco-Friendly Ideas for a Homeowner [Infographic]

If you think that implementing eco-friendly measures in your home is more expensive than itโ€™s worth, itโ€™s worth considering that most of these measures involve short-term spending for long-term saving. Ultimately, the costs of installing new features will end up being recouped in the long run. Also, homeowners who make their homes more environmentally friendly often feel satisfaction that they are doing their bit for the good of Mother Nature.

If you would like to improve the eco-friendliness of your home, there are some very simple and inexpensive measures you can take as a very good starting point. For instance, opt for energy-saving light bulbs with low wattage that will last you for much longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. Also, get into the habit of using washing machines and dishwashers only when they are full, as using these appliances with half-loads or less is a highly inefficient practice that will serve only to plump your utility bills.

If you are very serious about living in an eco-friendly home, projects such as installing solar panels on your roof and adding insulation to walls will drastically reduce your carbon footprint and greatly boost your homeโ€™s value if you decide to sell it further down the line. These are prime examples of how a relatively minor investment now could reap substantial savings in the longer-term.

This infographic from EZ Living Interiors explores a few more ways in which you can transform your home into an impressively eco-friendly residence.

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Ecofriendly home tips

Have you been feeling more conscious about what you can do to help the environment as of late? Are you looking for ways that you can create a more eco-friendly home and leave less of a footprint? Making the decision to go green is a big one, and one you should feel great about.

Check out the following tips and start making your home more eco-friendly today:

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