We spend more money on electricity than on everything else in our homes, but at what expense? We can put a lot of money into reducing our carbon footprint but we still have a lot of decisions to make.
We can’t just say, “Hey, we’re smart enough to do something, it’s a smart thing” and we’re going to spend more and more money on power bills. We’re going to spend more money on energy that will lower our carbon footprint, but we can’t really reduce our carbon footprint without doing something else.
What we can do is to make energy cost money for ourselves. We can reduce our electricity consumption by purchasing efficient appliances and buying more efficient light bulbs. We can also cut our electricity bills by turning off lights when we’re not using them. We can even lower the price of electricity by choosing to not use the solar panels on our houses.
One thing that smart energy decisions do is reduce the amount of electricity we use. The fact is that if we use less electricity, we will be saving money. For instance, you can cut your electricity bill by buying a new refrigerator, washing machine, or dishwasher. By doing this you can save up to ten percent on your electricity bills, which will make your life a whole lot easier.
Most people who read this are already aware of this, but it still can help to think about the implications of this before you do something drastic. By choosing to “live a clean, green lifestyle,” you will be helping the environment by keeping your appliances/furniture/equipment cleaner, or at least reducing the amount of electricity you use.
If you take these same steps, you will be saving up to ten percent on your electricity bills, which will make your life a whole lot easier. If you are not using these smart energy decisions, you will be unnecessarily using electricity unnecessarily. You might even be avoiding solar panels altogether, which, if you are not making smart energy decisions, you would be using.
I think this is something that many people overlook. Many people think that using eco-friendly appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers saves them electricity. In reality, it just creates more pollution. When you use environmentally friendly appliances, you are actually conserving resources. In other words you are doing something good for the planet. This is a good thing.
For example, a refrigerator is the most energy-efficient appliance we can use. The idea is that instead of having to keep a refrigerator running 24/7, we could use it when it is not in use to store food. Another example is when we don’t have a dishwasher, we can use it at night to wash dishes. Another example is when we don’t have an air conditioner, we can use it to keep us cool in the hot summer months.
The other day I watched a video clip of a guy telling me that he uses a refrigerator to store food because the energy used to power it is so low. This is true, but if the fridge is running around all the time, then the energy saved by not keeping the fridge running is really huge. In reality, most of the energy used to run the fridge is not used to power it but simply to run the compressor, which is another device we can use to cool the fridge.
But the problem is we can’t just run a fridge.