You've definitely heard people talk about how important it is to save energy in your home. And it is. However, not everyone knows the reasons why it is important to make energy-efficient changes that will help you in the long run.
Did you know? The United States uses about 25% of the global energy supply. There are many benefits to be gained by using energy conservation to reduce this number. The following are five of the biggest reasons to save energy in your home.
1. Reduce Living Expenses
Saving energy usually reduces living expenses. When the public consumes less fuel or electricity, decreasing demand causes prices to drop. Additionally, most equipment lasts longer if people use it less frequently. This reduces spending on car, computer, air conditioner and kitchen appliance repairs.
2. Benefit The Environment And Protect Wildlife
Less consumption benefits the environment and protects wildlife. It decreases direct air pollution from machinery, vehicles and power stations. Conservation also reduces the number of harmful extraction projects and related spills. Coal mining and nuclear power accidents have caused serious harm to the environment.
3. Save Energy to Reduce to Need for Power Plants
If the public conserves electricity, utilities will not have to build as many power plants. These facilities are often unsightly, generate considerable amounts of noise and create safety hazards for nearby residents. Even wind turbines produce noise and kill birds that inadvertently fly into them.
4. Promote Health
By conserving fuel, people can protect the health of fellow humans as well. Pollution causes or exacerbates a wide range of serious medical problems, such as lung cancer and asthma. This results in unnecessary suffering and health care expenses.
5. Reduce Dependence
Less consumption reduces dependence on complex technology, transportation systems and trade agreements. If people conserve fuel, shortages are less likely to happen when natural disasters, accidents or military conflicts occur. Conservation makes it more feasible to rely on local and regional energy supplies.
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