In the United States 36% still runs on petroleum, even after we have found alternative methods that are much more environmentally friendly. Fortunately, there are other ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency in affordable way and require minimal effort. Programmable thermostats are a great form of technology to introduce to your home due to how they can learn the habits of your family’s heating and cooling and finding a way to incorporate those habits into a way that saves more energy and overall costs.
- By using Vault Electricity you can easily find an energy provider that uses renewable energy in your state.
- Nest thermostat is a smart thermostat in that it learns the adjustments you make to temperature during the day and then does that for you in latter days.
- The Belkin Conserve Power switch helps you save on power by switching off power to devices that can still draw current even when turned off.
“The U.S. Energy Information Agency reports our electricity is generated from the combined consumption of 36 percent petroleum, 27 percent natural gas, 18 percent coal and only 9 percent renewable resources.”