Going Green: 4 Ways to Reduce Emissions and Energy Costs

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Reducing the amount of energy your home uses does more than lower your electricity bill, it also reduces the amount of emissions your family is responsible for spreading into the environment. In 2012 alone, Australia was able to reduce roughly 4% of the emissions caused by electricity as a result of Carbon Tax implemented by Prime Minister Gillard. Unfortunately, the Carbon Tax was repealed in 2014, and energy companies continue to be one of the most responsible parties of climate pollution, with roughly 22% of Australia’s emissions stemming from energy suppliers such as Energy Australia and AGL Energy. Today, we’ll take a look at how LED technology, solar panels, and simple household habits can reduce your home’s electrical bill and emissions. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR APPLIANCES It may be surprising to learn that your household appliances continue to pull energy, even when they’re not being used. Televisions, computers, microwaves, and washing machines are all known for continuing to use energy even in stand-by mode; instead of leaving household appliances in standby mode throughout the day, make it a habit to unplug unused devices. To maximize your energy savings, try purchasing Energy star products. Although Energy Star ratings are not regulated by the … Read More