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When you think of green energy technology, you might think of things like wind mills, solar panels, or biofuels. While these advancements are certainly at the forefront of green energy technology like computers. Yet processing chips and electronic safety systems are also doing important work. Especially in maintaining the efficiency of such systems.
Appliances are a key part of our lives. Cooking, lighting, refrigerating, cleaning and other activities are made easier thanks to them. But these products can quickly became a burden on your energy bills when not used properly – especially in the summer. Thankfully, with a few simple steps, you can make a more efficient use of them.
Don’t let old appliances be your home’s energy hogs. Using ENERGY STAR appliances can save up to 30% on energy bills. For instance, a new ENERGY STAR-rated refrigerator saves $165 compared to a regular model in its lifetime. Since the program was put in place, it has saved Americans roughly $430 billion on utility bills.
Bottom line, energy efficient actions is a renewable energy. For example:
- Making the switch to LEDs, or movement sensors, could save up to 80% of the energy used per bulb, compared to a standard lightbulb.
- Invest in a high-capacity solar battery which is an ideal backup electricity supply solution. It allows you to go ‘off grid’ if needed.
- Appliances and equipment that carry the Energy Star mark fall within the top 25% of the most energy efficient products, on average.
Finally, Light-emitting diodes (LED) bulbs are the new “must-have” when it comes to lighting your home: A single ENERGY STAR-qualified LED light bulb can last up to 25,000 hours and use 75% less energy than an incandescent light bulb. Did you know there are even connected LED bulbs in the market? By installing them, you can control lighting from your mobile device.
This great infographic has more ideas too. Enjoy!
Source: Alliance to Save Energy