Minggu, 12 Mei 2013

How to save the environment from our homes

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How to save the environment from today ?

Saving the environment is everyone's responsibility. No one is exempted from it as each of us must do our part in order to make sure that the environment is conserved and saved not only for those of us who are here today but more importantly, for future generations. And it is something that should not be relegated to just a few people or to some groups who are show concern; it has to be done by every one. We must also act now, there's no use in delaying the things that we can do or need to do in order to help the environment.

So maybe people are willing to do their part - but are somehow uninformed as to what they could actually do. As surprising as it may sound, but there are people who are actually not sure about what they could do. Yes, they may want to take part in saving the environment, but they don't the specifics of it.

The truth is that even if you are just at home you can do something to help save the environment. It is so true and everyone should know about how it could be done. Even if there are people who might comment that the eco-footprint is quite small, the collective effort of a lot of people would make sure that there would be an impact.

Here are some of the steps on how it could be done:

  •     Appliances should be turned off when not in use. A TV set, for example, uses up to about 30 percent of its power consumption when it is turned off. Power strips are therefore recommended, so you only need to flip the switch on the power strip since the set uses lesser energy whenever it is turned off.

  •     Insulation is a must. You need to make sure that the entire house is insulated. If your home is insulated, then you do not have to worry about the heat getting out and that you are not using up more energy because of that. Areas where you need to have proper insulation are the walls, ceilings, and beneath the flooring of your home.

  •     During the winter season, it would be best for you to lower the thermostat. Just a few degrees lower will go a long way towards helping you conserve energy. So you might have to use an extra layer or two of blankets, but that's all right. After all, it means that you are saving on your consumption of energy as well as saving a little money.

  •     Remember to turn off the lights in your home whenever they are not in use. This is a fairly simple thing to do, but most of us tend to neglect how important it is in terms of saving energy and also in lowering the cost of electric bills.

  •     You have the option of using ceiling fans instead of air conditioning units. This will serve to make rooms in the house comfortable even though the weather is warm, without having to use too much energy with the air conditioning units.
How to save the environment ? Just do a simple thing everyday.
How to save the environment from our homes
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