It’s the Small Things that Count
Never overlook the little things in life. Watch out for tiny appliances that are actually consuming the majority your homes energy. Finished charging your phone? Make sure to unplug the charger. A very simple way to stick to your energy saving goals is to use a power strip. Power strips allow you to plug in multiple electronics and then turn them off when not being used, rather than individually unplugging all of the devices.
Never before has this record-setting technology been so readily available for Florida homeowners. With recent financing options for solar energy being offered, homeowners can now save on electricity while also staying within a budget. Websites like Etsy.com are now even selling solar panels along with step-by-step instructions for installation.
Research conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that solar energy has the potential to generate nearly 40% of our electricity in the US. The accelerated solar adoption by consumers can be attributed to the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to reduce the costs associated with solar panel installation systems.
Studies on solar power, specifically in residential markets, shows that there is an increasing demand from homeowners for solar energy homes. In fact, homes which utilize photovoltaic energy systems are sold at a premium. Solar power is a savvy option for those who focused on sustainability. Over the last few years, costs associated with solar energy have dropped considerably. It is the perfect time to find out what solar energy can do for you!
Did you know Dryers are illegal in China?
Dryers are illegal in China because of the absurd amount of energy the devices consume. Seems unrealistic, right? Dryers are an essential part of the American homeowner culture.
It is possible to ditch the dryer occasionally, translating directly into cost savings. Alternative options exist – air dry dishes instead of using your dishwashers drying cycle. Not a fan of line drying? Many stores sell alternatives like drying racks for delicate items.
Creating Good Habits
Make sure everyone in your home is on the same page when it comes to reducing the amount of energy consumed. The key to these savings is the “whole-house approach” – younger generations might take their luxuries for granted. Rewards and recognition for energy saving tactics can influence good behavior. Over time, the cost saving from the energy conservation can pay for additional home improvements, benefiting the whole family.