What Uses The Most Energy In US Homes? (Infographic)

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Originally published on Green Building Elements.

Take a close look at this infographic to see what power-thirsty vampire appliances consume the most energy in your home – and how to stop them.

We give thanks to Homeselfe co-founder Ameeta Jain, who is sharing this useful infographic on how you can cut your energy bills by up to 30% each month by just making a variety of changes in your home.

Look below the see the top 10 leading vampire appliances that excel at sucking excess energy. Then go on an energy efficiency treasure hunt, and find out how to stop these power-thirsty vampires from sucking energy from your home.

(Naturally, the numbers below are averages — someone living in Florida likely spends much more on cooling than heating, for example.)

Vampire appliances suck energy from your home when they are not in use

Along with this Homeselfe infographic, the Alliance to Save Energy reports, “doing more with less energy benefits you, your country, and the world. The benefits of energy efficiency are numerous.” It adds that the top 5 reasons people, companies, and governments get their energy efficiency groove on are:

  1. Energy efficiency saves you money.
  2. Energy efficiency improves the economy.
  3. Energy efficiency is good for the environment.
  4. Energy efficiency improves national security.
  5. Energy efficiency enhances quality of life.

“These reasons are in no particular order because each person’s priorities are unique.”

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads a community of researchers and other partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy-saving solutions. Research and development programs like this “…help make our country run better through increased efficiency—better plants, advanced materials and manufacturing processes, products, new homes, ways to improve older homes, and buildings in which to work, shop, and lead our everyday lives.”

Take this Homeselfe information and share it with friends, family, and communities. We will all benefit from this kind of energy information sharing.

Image via Homeselfe

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