EBook Excerpt: Home Energy Consumption Breakdown

Here is the next in our weekly series of excerpts from the EBook, “6 Weeks to a Greener Lifestyle.” See the note at the end of this post for more information. — Paula

What are the biggest consumers of energy and resources in and around the home?

On average, most homes existing within modern industrialized nations will use their energy in approximately the following percentages:

· Heating – 31%
· Cooling – 12%
· Water heating – 12%
· Lighting – 11%
· Computers and electronics – 9%
· Appliances – 9%
· Refrigeration/freezing – 8%
· Other – 8%

This data indicate that improvements in the efficiency of these various areas of the home will automatically lower costs. Many of the improvements that lead to a “greener” home can be made without a lot of out-of-pocket expense.

How? Continue reading “EBook Excerpt: Home Energy Consumption Breakdown”

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