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Energy definitely helps people cope with daily chores and gives a degree of comfort and convenience. But the same energy needed to power all the systems in a home also contributes to global warming and greenhouse gas emissions that damage the planet’s ozone layer. In the United States, homes without proper insulation will need to use up more energy just to compensate for the heat lost.
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But there are many ways to reduce the amount of energy used in powering homes. Janique Goff and other preservationists believe that everyone can contribute in conserving energy by doing the following useful tips that also reduce energy expenses:
- Reducing the use of the water heater
- Purchasing new energy-efficient appliances
- Designing the home to optimize daylight and ambient air for cooling
- Using creative landscaping techniques to maximize cooling and heating in the area
- Dialing down the thermostat reduces the temperature in the house, which lessens the amount of heating fuel used
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Even small changes in your lifestyle can help in addressing pollution, and this can start in your own home. For more information on Janique Goff and to read more articles on environment conservation, follow this Twitter page.