If you already use LED lightbulbs in your home, own efficient appliances and turn off the lights when you leave the room, you may be wondering – what’s the next energy-saving step? Why not give one of these six electricity apps for your smartphone a try?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States’ electricity system can have a high environmental impact.
The burning of fuel to create electricity releases greenhouse gases and other pollutants into the atmosphere.
Cooling systems deplete water resources and the water can become contaminated.
Solid and sometimes hazardous waste is produced. And the list continues.
Phone apps aren’t the primary solution, but using them to reduce your electricity consumption can help. Because being aware is the first step toward making a greater change.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever tried one of these apps – or if there’s an different app you recommend. And remember, these tips aren’t just for home use. If you run a business or have a say in the type of lighting used at your place of work, keep in mind that there are lighting supply websites that specialize in LEDs for commercial, industrial and recreational facilities. Because making small changes at home is a great start, but we need larger scale change to really make an impact!
Posted on February 3, 2021
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