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Energy efficiency is one part of an overall plan if one is looking to save money on energy bills in their household and adopt a lifestyle that seeks to protect the planet from harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Energy Efficiency Saves Money


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Energy Efficiency Saves Money
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Save Money On Energy Bills
  • Energy efficiency is one part of an overall plan
    if one is looking to save money on energy bills
    in their household and adopt a lifestyle that
    seeks to protect the planet from harmful
    pollutants and greenhouse gases. Most electricity
    that is used in the typical American household is
    generated through fossil fuel combustion. These
    fossil fuels are a non-renewable natural
    resource, meaning that once they are depleted we
    cannot make more, and their emissions have been
    proven to be harmful to the environment and a
    major contributor to global warming.
  • Combined with conservation, which entails using
    less power such as electricity and natural gas,
    energy efficiency is a good way to save money and
    act in an environmentally responsible way. Just
    by changing a few simple habits one can save
    money on their monthly bills. Many steps towards
    reducing the typical demand require no tools,
    special skills or out of pocket expense. Over
    time one will increase their homes energy
    efficiency and see their savings multiply.
  • Heating and cooling the home is one of the
    greatest power demands and expenses in most
    households. Properly maintaining the heating and
    air conditioning systems is critical to enhancing
    energy efficiency. At least once a month, and
    more often during high usage times, change the
    filters in your furnace. This is a very
    inexpensive way to increase the units ability to
    perform since dirty filters cause the system to
    work harder and run longer than necessary. Dirty
    filters also promote more mold and mildew
    circulating through a home which makes cleaning
    more difficult and time consuming.

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  • Adjusting the thermostat during the cold and hot
    months will also help save money and decrease
    power demands. Try keeping the temperature at 78
    degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the
    winter. For every degree cooler or warmer one
    adjusts the temperature, they will increase
    energy efficiency by six to eight percent. It is
    wise to use as little heating and air
    conditioning as one comfortably can.
  • Shading outside air conditioning units will also
    improve the units performance. Units that are
    shaded by trees or some other type of natural or
    installed canopy work more effectively and use up
    to ten percent less electricity. Making sure your
    air conditioning condenser is clean extends the
    life of your unit and provides cleaner air in
    your home. The fin coils on the outside unit
    should be kept clean and can be easily maintained
    just by periodically hosing them off. Make sure
    there are no tall weeds, grass or debris around
    the condenser in order to maximize energy
    efficiency. These obstacles block air flow and
    make the condenser work harder and longer.
  • If one is in the market to replace their existing
    heating or air conditioning units, they would
    definitely want to check out their options. Newer
    models of air conditioners and heat pumps use up
    to forty percent less power than older models for
    the same amount of running time. These products
    and many more household appliances display
    ratings for power use so that consumers can make
    an informed choice when making major household
    purchases designed to save money and increase
    their homes efficiency.
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