Think green, do green, be green. This concept is becoming more and more popular with the world’s population as we consider the implications of all of today’s advanced technology. With that in mind, carbon emissions are a big part of attempting to go green. These are three home appliances that release the most carbon into our atmosphere.
Refrigerators and freezers were at one time our most energy consuming appliances. Recently manufacturers have been working to develop more energy efficient models. These units use less power and produce fewer carbon emissions. Design modifications include improved door seals, compressors, and insulation. If you want to help reduce carbon emissions, consider purchasing a new, energy-efficient refrigerator and freezer.
2. Clothes Dryers
After a refrigerator and freezer, your clothes dryer uses the most energy of any other appliance. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that 75% of the dryers used in residential homes in the U.S. operate on electricity and consume more energy that an energy-efficient refrigerator, dishwasher and washing machine combined. The best way to save money while reducing your carbon footprint is to dry clothes outside on a clothesline as much as possible.
3. Light Bulbs
Yes they are small and they don’t use electricity like a refrigerator, but every house has plenty of them and we all “leave the light on”. Lights are used longer than any other small household appliances and the usual lighting fixture uses more than one bulb. Switch to energy-efficient bulbs to reduce your carbon footprint.
If you have older appliances in your home, Dragon Restoration recommends that you replace them with newer energy-efficient models. Besides saving energy and reducing your carbon footprint, you will lessen your chance of having one of these appliances malfunction and cause a water damage or fire in your home.