By saving energy in your home, you could be essentially saving the world.
As humans, we tend to abuse resources and fail to act efficiently by nature. By looking at the amount of carbon dioxide we produce, you can see just how this impacts the Earth’s health. China is the top CO2 producer in the world, and the United States is just closely behind. By 2020, the amount of CO2 we produce is estimated to approach 10,000 million metric tons.
Looking on the bright side, there are several ways you can help save the world — most of which start in your home. By investing in energy-efficient solutions, you can make a difference. By upgrading your dishwasher and washing machine, you can save a total of 4,674 lbs. of CO2 each year.
By installing solar roof panels on your home, you can save 36,072 lbs. of CO2. And by using LED bulbs compared to an incandescent bulb, you can save 300 lbs. of C02.
Of course, there are several more ways to conserve energy and save money. If half of households in the U.S. had energy-efficient appliances in their homes, it would be enough to save $150 billion annually and reduce CO2 emissions equivalent to taking 2 billion cars off the road.
Going cross-eyed at the sight of all those numbers? Check out this infographic and ask yourself, “how can I help save the world?”
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