5 Ways to Save Energy (& Money) at Home in Honor of Earth Hour

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On the last Saturday of March (2023, March 25), people worldwide will turn off their electrical appliances to save energy and promote Earth Hour. Earth Hour is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that focuses on conserving energy and bringing to light the disturbing changes in our climate.

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Turning off their lights and other electrical appliances will last an hour (8:30 pm- 9:30 pm) in the United States and Canada. Earth Hour began as a climate campaign in Singapore in 2007; over 162 countries currently participate in this activity annually.

In commemoration of Earth Hour, you’ll discover 5 ways to save energy at home in this article. These are creative ways to save electricity and make an effort to save the planet.

5 Ways To Save Energy At Home

Most homeowners wastefully deplete energy in the home, and these activities affect the environment by contributing to climate change. Thus, here are 5 free energy-saving tips.

Ways to Save Energy at Home
Earth Hour balloon” by Earth Hour Global is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Stop using traditional incandescent light bulbs

Traditional incandescent bulbs are high electricity consumers, consuming over 90% more energy than an LED bulb would. So, stop using incandescent bulbs and look for energy-saving alternatives like light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, halogen incandescent bulbs, and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs).

These substitutes last 25 times longer than conventional bulbs, using 25 to 90% less electricity.

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Develop an energy-saving attitude

The best way to reduce energy consumption in your home is far from changing your light bulbs or purchasing energy-saving appliances. It also includes adjusting your attitude toward electricity. It involves little actions like shutting down electrical appliances when not in use, turning off the lights, and becoming proactive towards energy conservation.

Ways to Save Energy at Home
Earth Hour 2010” by Cornelia Kopp is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Also, you can manually perform some activities at home rather than using an electronic gadget.

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Use energy-efficient gadgets only

Another one of the 5 ways to save energy at home is by buying energy-conserving appliances such as ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerators, which use 9 percent less energy when compared to other refrigerators.

Although energy-saving appliances cost more upfront, you will save money on your power bill because they use less energy. Also, always look for devices with government-certified stickers identifying them as energy-saving.

Manage power smartly with smart power strips

Smart power strips help you configure your electronic setup and manage them effectively. In other words, a power strip can shut off your electrical appliances when not in use. Some power strips set timers for your electrical supply when you’re away or at home. By configuring your household electrical supply with power strips, you save energy and reduce your utility bills.

Ways to Save Energy at Home
Earth Hour 2010” by Christian Haugen is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Insulate your home

You can insulate your home internally or externally—in the wall, floor, attic, etc. When you protect your home during the winter, you save heat, but when you do so in the summer, you let the heat out and allow for cooling.

The primary purpose of insulating your home is to reduce your heating expenses. It’s one of many creative ways to save energy.

Saving energy at all costs is vital to the safety of our environment. Thus, I implore you to utilize this year’s Earth Hour and show solidarity toward energy conservation.

These are some of the most creative ways to save electricity inexpensively. Use them.

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