According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) ‘s Texas State Profile and Energy Estimates, “Texas is the largest energy-producing and energy-consuming state in the nation.” Households consume more than 1,779 trillion BTUs annually.
Earth Day falls annually on April 22 and focuses on natural processes, emerging green technology, and innovative thinking to raise awareness about environmental issues impacting the world’s ecosystems.
You can “be part of the change” by choosing to make energy efficiency upgrades using the services of an electrical contractor that will ultimately work to minimize the amount of energy your home consumes. Here are some ideas for reducing your house’s impact on the environment.
Home Energy Assessment
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends having a home energy assessment completed by a professional. These assessments will analyze previous energy use, identify air leaks, and reveal which improvements will maximize energy efficiency. An alternative option is to have a smart meter installed by an electrical contractor to monitor how much energy your appliances, equipment, and electronics are consuming.
Install Energy Efficient Lighting
ENERGY STAR-certified lighting fixtures and light bulbs use up to 90 percent less energy than standard models. There is a vast array of replacement options, including dimmable fixtures and smart light bulbs, for you to consider. When replacing fixtures, you may want to hire an electrician, especially if the home is older. Another way to save would be to open the curtains during the day and allow natural light to infuse your home.
Additional Ways to Save on Energy
- Sealing air leaks
- Adding attic insulation
- Choosing a smart thermostat
- Installing an energy-efficient water heater
- Selecting ENERGY STAR-certified appliances and electronics
- Maintaining your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit
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