So, you’re thinking about updating your home’s light bulbs. Good for you! That’s a great way to help lower your home’s energy usage. But, choosing the right bulb can sometimes feel like alphabet soup. Here’s a quick way to remember the benefits of updating your light bulbs with ones that use 75 to 85 percent less energy:
Better for Our Planet. According to EnergyStar.gov, if every home in America replaced just one incandescent light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified CFL, we would save enough energy every year to light 3 million homes and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars.
More affordable now. Energy-saving lighting can feel more expensive at checkout when compared to the cost of incandescent bulbs. But, keep in mind that the overall cost of LED bulbs and CFLs have significantly declined in recent years — down 85% since 2007. Plus, you won’t replace them as often as incandescents.
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When the days get unbearably hot, most people rely on their air-conditioning system to keep their home cool and comfortable. But what if your air conditioner stops cooling your home during a heat wave?
Restroom hand dryers have long had a reputation for being more environmentally responsible than paper towels, and it’s true. Paper towels create excess waste, and small businesses can use hand dryers to slash annual operating costs significantly.