By saving energy, you can save money on your utility bills, such as for gas and electricity. By changing light-bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs, you can save about 20%. You can save even more by insulating and sealing drafts in your home, using programmable thermostats, insulating hot-water heaters, turning off electronics and chargers, and replacing old appliances with energy-efficient ones.
By saving energy, especially during the summer when air conditioning use is high, you will also be help lessen energy problems such as energy shortages, energy affordability, pollution and climate change. By saving energy, you will help reduce greenhouse gases. In Abington, human energy use is the main contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Generating electricity, petroleum fuel use, and natural gases use all contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. You can also help by purchasing cleaner energy and renewable energy.
Adopt energy-savings habits:
Add energy-saving features to your home:
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More energy-saving tips can be found at the US Department of Energy's "Energy Savers" website: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/*
Energy conservation tips from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/energy/cwp/view.asp?a=1377&Q=484333 *
Energy savings info, kits, rebates, and conservation tips from PECO Energy: http://www.exeloncorp.com/ourcompanies/peco/pecores/save_energy_money/*
Energy-saving tips (and climate-saving tips) from the Nature Conservancy: http://www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/activities/art19630.html
US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: http://www.eere.energy.gov/*
US Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions info: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/index.html*
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Energy and Technology Development: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/energy*
PECO energy education: http://www.exeloncorp.com/ourcompanies/peco/pecores/energy_education/*
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Climate Change Initiatives and Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Forecast: http://www.dvrpc.org/climate.htm
The carbon footprint, or Personal Emissions, is an indicator of the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. The carbon footprint of an individual is defined as the amount of equivalent carbon dioxide emitted due to a person's lifestyle, including emissions due to goods and services consumed by the individual. Find your carbon footprint at
US EPA Personal Emissions calculator website: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/calculator/ind_calculator.html*
The Nature Conservancy's website: www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/calculator.*
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