Do you know how to make your home more energy efficient? One of the strongest impacts you can have to deliver on energy and climate savings is related to your home energy usage. A report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy found that energy efficiency ( using energy in smarter ways to reduce waste) in buildings, transportation, and industry can slash US energy use and carbon emissions in half by 2050.
Let’s make it tangible: a typical American family spends nearly $2,000 a year on home energy bills. Much of that money, however, is wasted. The main culprits are leaky windows or ducts, old appliances, or inefficient heating and cooling systems. Don’t underestimate your power to save energy in your own home. In the process, you can save money and reduce your impact on the planet.
To help you identify home energy and climate savings, we evaluated opportunities in terms of their total energy savings and carbon emissions cuts. The table below breaks down these top opportunities:
Joro’s Home Energy Savings Checklist
To get started, Joro curated a checklist outlining the highest impact carbon hacks for your household. You’ll find tips you can use to start saving today, as well as information and instructions for larger home energy efficiency projects.
To learn more, download Joro and join one of our in-app home energy challenges to save on home energy and build a new sustainable habit.
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