Turning down the air conditioning and heating, turning off lights, TVs and computers are all great ways to use less electricity and fight climate change. Using programmable thermostats, proper insulation are good tips as well. Sealing leaks and drafts will improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling units. Changing regular (incandescent) light bulbs to compact fluorescent or LED lights will also help with energy savings.
Renewable energy is a term describing sources of power that are good for the environment.1 But no power source is 100% impact-free. Power companies make it possible to buy energy from a renewable power providers. You just have to pay a slight premium on their monthly utility bill for the renewable energy. Or you can buy it straight from a renewable power supplier.
By participating in these programs you will help encourage renewable energy. You'll also reduce your personal emissions. All this helps fight global warming at the same time.
Why use less electricity?
Saving power doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the things you enjoy. Lowering your energy bill is a nice place to start. Not only is it a monthly expenditure, but you can also do some good for the environment. There are simple steps you can take to change your energy habits. Some are turning off the lights when you leave a room or setting a programmable thermostat to turn on before you wake up.
You will save money, so it is in your own best interest to reduce your energy use. Subsidies and rebates make some things even more cost-effective. But don't forget there are a lot of no-cost or low-cost action that you can take. Making simple behavior changes like these are a great place to start. They can help save on your bill, without sacrificing your comfort.
1Green energy and green power - Wikipedia