Energy Management

Looking for tips or advice on energy efficiency around the home? See what others are doing or share your experience!

Looking for tips or advice on energy efficiency around the home? See what others are doing or share your experience!

Energy Efficiency at Home

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Technology has always been the full frontier for the human race. From the incandescent light bulb invented by Thomas Edison to Karl Benz who invested the world’s first successful automobile; we have always strived to make the world a better and more convenient place; which is why it even more important that we take the necessary steps to preserve our world with the leaps and strides that technology has shown us.

 

In considering the importance of preserving our world, it’s key to remember that we all play a part and better practices begin at home. Consider these options to do your part in being more energy efficient:

 

Eco friendly vehicles

 

For quite some time now many commuters have made the switch to vehicles that are more fuel efficient. Cars consume a great deal of energy and the production rate leaves a significant footprint due to the require materials. Not only do vehicles leave this carbon footprint, but they also comprise the quality of our air. Smog, carbon monoxide, and various other toxins are released by vehicles taking a toll on the environment.

 

With newer technology allowing drivers to commute in electric vehicles and hybrid cars, we are acknowledging that the impacts can be extremely helpful for the planet. Not only does the quality of air improve, but the pollution that has a direct impact on your lungs is reduced. Also, consider the reduced risk of hazard when switching from a fuel-hog to an electric vehicle. When faced with an unfortunate event of an accident you might see a higher risk of fatal injuries due to vehicles that aren’t electric.

 

According to Henry Carus & Associates, “here are many different causes for motor vehicle accidents”, and for this reason it would be best to consider the safety and wellbeing of your family and the safety of other commuters as well.

 

 

Producing Our Own Power

 

Not only has technology showed us how to live more energy-conscious, it has allowed us to demonstrate the ability to produce our own power as a means of efficiency. Here are a couple of other ways that you can implement to save energy at home:

 

Solar Panels

 

Many households have considered the benefits of saving money on their electricity bill by converting their reliance on power companies to becoming more dependent on the earth’s most reliable resource, the sun. The solar panels are used to collect direct and scattered sunlight to produce clean and affordable solar power.


Wind Turbine

 

This wind powered electrical generator converts the wind’s energy into electricity. They can be manufactured in a wide range of various axis types. Many organizations have turned this resource in full wind turbine farms to assist in generating power.

 

 

Although making such changes can save you money, it can also require some bigger changes. If you’re unable to make these types of changes, consider ways in which you can cut down on your energy use. For instance, if you drive a gas-hog, consider driving less or utilize public transportation, if you’re at home consider powering off the lights when you exit a room, and even consider the amount of water you’re using on a daily basis.

 

All of these factors play a significant role in conserving our natural resources. Please be sure to include any additional insight you might have