Homes are beautiful and cozy and wonderful places to relax, but they aren’t always great for the environment. Older appliances are everywhere and they suck up electricity like an industrial vacuum cleaner in a squat. It’s safe to say your home adds to your carbon footprint by a significant amount, which is a problem for Mother Earth. After all, an eco-friendly lifestyle is a goal for lots of people these days. There is only one planet we share, and we all need to do our part.
In that vein, let's focus on four of the most inefficient appliances in the home, and what we can do to reduce our carbon footprints.
4 Energy-Guzzling Appliances You'll Want To Consider Upgrading
No matter what appliances you have in your home, consider "ghost electricity". Ghost electricity comes from all of the items you have plugged in and aren't using. Just because they aren't in use doesn't mean they aren't drawing power. Lamps, radios, televisions and such could simply be plugged into surge protectors and turned off and on as needed. Doing this can save you hundreds of dollars on your yearly energy bill.
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