Heating and cooling are the largest energy expenses in most homes, accounting for 35-50 percent of your annual electricity bill and a significant portion of an individual’s impact on the climate.
What you can do:
Seal the cracks around windows and doors with weatherstripping According to the US Energy Department, 25 to 30 percent of household heating and cooling is lost through improperly sealed windows and doors.
Ten houses are dramatically more impactful than just one. Organizing your neighbors, posting links and shifting the way we all think about conservation really adds up. There are many other ways to cut household energy bills and reduce atmospheric carbon, such as adding extra insulation and sealing vents and ducts. Learn more here.
(Have you seen these suggestions before? If so, that’s a good thing. Forming good Carbon Action habits takes time and repetition. We sometimes repeat things to help make habits stick.)