An enormous amount of energy is wasted in the home of the average American. In fact, the United States wastes enough energy in one year to power all of the UK for seven years. This waste costs the US about a 130 billion dollars annually, and this is why it is important to conserve our resources. Saving energy saves money and reduces pollution.
To put everything into perspective, you can calculate the overall amount of energy waste and then compare this estimation to a massive disaster in order to get a better sense of the magnitude of the situation. When you do this, you will discover that the amount of energy waste of 75,000 U.S. households is equal to the energy wasted in the BP oil spill that occurred in 2010. By knowing this stunning fact, energy conservation is seen for what it truly is: a way to stop a tragedy that is occurring every day all over the planet.
The good news is there are lots of things you can do to stop this waste by making some reasonable decisions and then taking action according to this infographic by 99SmartHomes. Because when you are actively participating with the reduction of the amount of energy waste in your home, you are helping to save the planet and improve the life of your children and their children as well. All it takes is a little knowledge, and all of the citizens of the world can work together to make the planet a better place for everybody.