May 12th, 2013
Energy Efficiency in America
Energy is what makes our Earth, bodies, and technology run, but unfortunately due to decades of comfortableness, countless amounts of unnecessary power is being wasted. Whether it be our light bulbs, televisions, cars, or even showerheads, alternative methods can not only lower the amount of unnecessary energy we use, but as most Americans would cherish, lower the amount of money everyone would spend by seeking simple changes. It is up to us as human beings to improve not only our life by saving money, but by also preserving our planet’s resources. Though change may be difficult for some people, the benefits of seeking a earth-healthier lifestyle outweigh the task of simple change, for the best. Adapting to less energy usage can be completed through; using basic household appliances, public daily transportation, using different ventilation methods, and influencing our family or neighbors into making the switch as well. America is in desperate need to change the way energy use is being spent as a country,
Adapting to change can be a challenge to most Americans nowadays, but even the slightest household changes can help their spending. One of the easy changes that can be made, is by throwing out the traditional light bulb. Chances are the average household is using the traditional incandescent light bulb, which use over two-thirds more energy than the environmentally friendly compact fluorescent lights. Not only will people use less energy from a simple light bulb change, but will obviously gain longer usage from their product because compact fluorescent lighting are proven to last longer than the traditional incandescent lighting. Adding on to the household list, modern appliances such as a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, clothes washers and dryers use a significantly less amount of energy than outdated products, which result in saving money (EVIDENCE...