Why is Energy Efficiency Important
A lot of the rhetoric out there dealing with green energy seems a little alarming in nature, so much so that not everyone buys into it. However, the tone is so dire because the potential consequences are so severe. It’s important that you realize the effect greenhouse gases and pollutants have on the planet if we actually want the planet to be around for future generations. Read on to find out the reason why energy efficiency is important.
There are a lot of different ways to go green in the home. For starters, you can do something simple like changing out your light bulbs or just ensuring that you turn off the lights when you leave a room. You can also try to install some energy efficient appliances and unplugging appliances when not in use. Don’t have the money to purchase energy efficient appliances? Don’t worry! The Electric Saver 1200 can help you make your appliances more energy efficient without the added cost of upgrading. At just under $100 bucks, these little gadgets pack a punch on your power bill!
Going green in your business is a different story entirely. For example, if you have an office building or a small store or something similar, it’s going to cost a lot more money to equip this business with green energy methods. So, your best bet is to prepare your business with the proper lights, insulation, appliances, and energy saving equipment, before attempting to convert to solar or wind generated power.
It’s hard to convince people that one vote makes a difference or that one letter to a congressperson will have an impact, but it actually does. If you’re persistent and can speak intelligently to the issue, you can have an impact in green legislation. You could also run for office yourself to have a much larger impact.
There are many countries out there you could speak of in terms of a green transition, but it’s much harder to find one you could qualify as a success. That’s because most economies thrive off of oil, so getting rid of that throws a monkey wrench into the framework. However, Spain is a great example of a thriving green country.
Out of every type of green energy available, solar is considered to be the greenest. This is because of the cells used to collect and convert the UV rays into direct current. These cells can draw UV rays even when the sun isn’t shining, unlike wind which has to be blowing to move a turbine. Geothermal is also a very green energy, but it’s tough to tap in a lot of areas.
The longer we live on this planet and consume its resources, the fewer resources we’re going to have. Of course, this means that we’re eventually going to run out of fossil fuels and coal. So, like it or not, those energy-producing methods will be obsolete in the future.
If you were to compile a list of the pros and cons of green energy, the biggest item in the con section is going to be the price of solar panels and wind turbines. So despite the fact that some of these methods aren’t yet as efficient as burning coal, the biggest drawback is simply the price.
A much better cost effective solution to reducing energy consumption is power factor correction equipment. A power company actually did a study and proved this type of equipment is WAY better than solar’s cost for properties with inductive loads like Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps, Heavy Machinery, Escalators, Elevators, etc.
We have a great opportunity here to help heal our planet for future generations. Start by helping yourself, then spread the word with your family & friends. Start making your home energy efficient today!
by Glenn Hough, CEO Electric Saver 1200