Take It From Me: We all can do better for ourselves and the world with some more insulation and air sealing.

Besides my book for the Green Guru Guides, Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits explaining to you that you need to air seal and insulate your house; YOU NEED TO AIR SEAL AND INSULATE YOUR HOME!!

Here are some straight facts:

Do It Yourself Home Energy Audits
Do It Yourself Home Energy Audits
  • The average household consumes 11,040 kWh per year.
  • Then, if we go with Energy Star’s statement that 1 kWh of electricity generates 1.55 lbs of CO2, then the average US household creates 17,112 lbs of CO2 per year through their electricity use. That’s equivalent to a little over 6.9 tons of CO2.

The EPA even reports that:

“Beginning late in the 18th century, human activities associated with the Industrial Revolution have also changed the composition of the atmosphere and therefore very likely are influencing the Earth’s climate.” Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.