Energy Resource Plan
As in our human nature, we tend to really only be concerned with things that threaten our well-being and way of life currently, never giving a whole lot of thought to what might happen in the future. But a few things, most notably the downturn of the economy, have changed the way I have been viewing the possibilities of the future. In the few months that my family and I have been taking measures to try and conserve the amount of energy we use, I have been seeing changes for the better, changes that I hope I can pass along to you through some friendly advice.
I know everyone here has noticed the big wave of â€œgoing greenâ€ that has hit just about every industry in ...view middle of the document...
There needs to be a happy medium.
With the economy in itâ€™s current state, it isnâ€™t a bad thing to cut back on the spending in places where it is easy to do so, and a perfect way is through energy conservation. Here are some easy, and at home things to lower those pesky electricity and energy bills:
* When replacing out appliances, there are a plethora of energy efficient ones available from washing machines to dishwashers. Upgrading a refrigerator alone can save 1.4 TONS of CO2 per year.
* Wash clothes with warm or cold water, hot water costs more to heat and puts much more CO2 into the air.
* Use the clothes washer and dishwasher only when you have a full load. This will cut down on your usage of soap, water and waste.
* Watch that you donâ€™t overheat or overcool rooms in your home. Lowering your thermostat only two degrees can save 6 percent of heating-related CO2 emissions (20 Things, n.d.).
And always, try to recycle and reuse products within your home, or try to purchase recycled materials.
As with all things that are as important as energy conservation, there needs to be come government push behind these kinds...