The kitchen is the heart of the home — and one of the biggest energy users. Follow these simple tips to conserve energy while you clean the kitchen:
With the average American household doing more than 400 loads of laundry each year, sustainable laundry practices can make a huge difference. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "If all U. S. households installed water-efficient appliances, the country would save more than 3 trillion gallons of water and more than $18 billion per year." Learn more tips to save energy in your laundry room:
About 12 percent of the energy consumed in the average home is used to heat water. You can reduce your energy consumption dramatically just by lowering the water thermostat from 140 to 120 degrees F, which is still plenty hot for any cleaning (or bathing) you need to do. Here are a few more ideas on how to reduce your carbon footprint while cleaning your bathroom:
Installing low-flow, aerating faucets throughout your home can save gallons of water each day, and every gallon adds up! If every faucet in the United States were switched to a faucet aerator, we could save 300 billion gallons of water each year.
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