Posted on: 08-23-2011 at 3:45pm
By Stream Energy Copywriter Katherine Lopez
We all know that this summer’s heat wave has been hard to deal with. The last thing anyone wants to do is be outside for more than 10 minutes because once you experience the scorching heat, the first thing that pops in your head is to get inside and adjust the AC similar to that of an igloo. It is no secret that staying cool means using energy, and at times we use an unnecessary amount. However, we have a responsibility to conserve our natural energy sources. Not only will we be doing the earth a huge favor but our pockets will be thankful as well!
So, the question is why should we conserve energy? Is it really that important? What is conserving energy? Well, the answers are simple. Conserving means to use or manage wisely, and to prevent loss. The act of conserving energy is important and the reasons as to why one should are just as significant. First of all, being conscious of how you use energy will help you save money on your energy bill. Using energy sources at a minimum and replacing energy equipment with more environmentally friendly technologies can help you get started on the right track.
Many commentators believe we are running out of our natural energy suppliers, such as oil. To go one step further, the fossil fuels that are used to make energy are typically used for cars and electricity used in our homes. These fuels produce carbon dioxide into the air, which in turn pollutes the air. These are definite red flags that need immediate attention. We should take steps to changing our habits to help our world.
Here are just a few tips on how you can conserve energy at home:
- Take short showers instead of baths
- Air dry your dishes instead of using the dishwashers drying cycle
- Plug home electronics into a power strips and turn the strips off when the equipment is not in use
I am a strong believer in conserving energy; it is not something that should be put aside. We shouldn’t be careless, but rather think ahead and plan for our children’s children to have the opportunity to experience the wonders of energy. In order to replace one behavior, you must substitute it with another learned behavior. It’s easy!
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