By Craig Schill
Why Should I Try to Save Energy?
With the cost of fossil fuels on the rise, energy efficiency has become a major U.S. concern. There has never been a better time to reduce your energy use. Decreasing your usage of fossil fuels contributes to lowering fuel costs by decreasing consumer demand. There are many benefits to reducing your energy usage, such as:
How Can I Save Energy?
With a bit of creativity, you can find a nearly infinite number of ways to save energy. Begin by taking some time to observe where most of your energy use is spent. Both the
Energy Star and First Energy systems allow you to input your data to learn specifically how your energy usage compares with that of others. Both resources also provide you with specific tips to reduce energy in those areas. Below is a brief list of ways you can become more energy-efficient:
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