The energy we use at home accounts for about a fifth of U.S. global warming pollution. That means making smart choices at home matters. U.S. households produce 21 percent of the country's global warming pollution. If every household in only the United States made better energy-efficient choices, 800 million tons of pollution, that contribute to global warming, can be saved! By choosing green power, you can use electricity that produces little or no global warming pollution.
You HVAC system is the biggest home energy user, the common home produced approximately 4 tons of pollution a year. Listed below are some practices you can make to help reduce the amount of pollution that you HVAC system produce.
In winter time, open shades to let the sunlight in, this help keeping you room warm. Keep your thermostat cooler at night or when the house is empty.
Install a programmable thermostat to heat and cool rooms only when needed.
Plant trees around your home to reduce cooling costs in summer.
Insulate your walls and ceilings.
Refrigerators and big appliances are typically the home's next energy consumers. Other mid-size to small-size appliances follow. Together, these items report for almost 8 tons of pollution a year. Listed below are some practices you can make to help reduce the amount of pollution.