Earth Day commemorates how fortunate we are to have the planet's clean air and water supplies. Conserving electricity, gas and other natural resources not only benefits the earth but also saves energy expenditures in Belleville, and in other towns in Madison County, IL. Here are a few reasons to make these ideas for Earth Day 2014 a part of your home’s energy efficiency plan, all year round.
This year, Earth Day falls on April 22, 2014.
How energy costs affect the average Madison County IL household?
Heating and cooling, in most Madison County, IL households accounts for more than 50 percent of the annual energy consumption.
What does recycling mean in terms of energy conservation?
Recycling aluminum cans is comparable to energy conservation. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reports that recycling 10-aluminum cans is equivalent to 1.7 hours of running an air conditioner or hair dryer. The same DOE report shows that recycling 10 cans is also equal to 51.9 hours of energy it takes to operate a laptop. A 60W equivalent CFL light bulb, illuminating for 199.5 hours, generates the same energy as 10 recycled aluminum cans.
What minor changes can a Belleville, IL resident make to save energy costs and benefit the planet?
- To help lower carbon pollution in the earth’s atmosphere, swap out five incandescent light bulbs to save at least $75 on the energy bill each year to a compact fluorescent light bulb, or other ENERGY STAR qualified products.
- Belleville, IL residents reduce energy costs by unplugging lights and electronics that are infrequently used.
- For each year an air conditioning system foregoes preventative maintenance, the appliance loses five percent of its energy efficiency. As a result, preventative maintenance plays a critical role in managing home energy savings in Belleville IL.
For air conditioning maintenance, energy conservation and
healthy indoor air quality, Hoffmann Brothers provides
Belleville, IL and other towns of Madison County.
For a cool and comfortable summer, schedule air conditioning maintenance at 314.664.3011.