Going green can save the average family more than $500 a year, according to financial reporters at the newspaper USA Today, while reducing the amount of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere. This will be particularly important over the summer, as most homes will see a spike in their power usage and costs over the next few months due to an increased reliance on air conditioning.
Here are a few ways to use less energy this summer:
- Change your light bulbs: If you are still using incandescent fixtures, it is time to have them replaced once and for all with CFL or LED bulbs. Although they are a bit more expensive upfront, they will save you money due to their greater energy efficiency and longevity – the average LED light, for instance, can last up to two decades.
- Take public transportation: To reduce your carbon footprint, you should become less dependent on your own car and instead opt for public transportation, such as a subway or bus. If this is not a viable option for you, then try carpooling to work each day so there are less people on the road on a regular basis.
If you are looking for further ways to reduce the power consumption of your home, you should schedule an appointment with Alban Inspections as soon as you can! For Maryland residents, we can come in to your home and perform an energy audit, identifying where you are using an unnecessary amount of energy and how you can cut down on the money that is needlessly being spent.