Cultivate A Greener Lifestyle
Learn How Small Changes Can Have a Large Environmental Impact
Springtime has officially sprung—and its arrival sprouts a sense of hope and renewal. But nature doesn’t have to be the only thing that’s going green. You can choose to let this sense of rebirth awaken your desire for a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, too.
At Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar, we know that branching out from your set-in-stone ways can be nerve racking. That’s why our solar energy experts are here to help you weed out this fear. You see, whether you’re looking for a solar power install in San Diego, CA, or advice on how you can live a greener life, our team has the expertise to pave the path for a healthier life—and future for your community.
A Change in Mind
A lifestyle change doesn’t have to be drastic. It can be as simple as making more conscientious decisions rather than breezing through your day.
To start, consider choosing to line dry your laundry rather than use a dryer—at least occasionally. This simple act is good for the environment. In fact, clothes dryers account for approximately 6 percent of a household’s annual energy consumption, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. By using clothespins and a drying rack or clothesline instead of a dryer, you are saving yourself money and energy. Also, the sun is a natural whitener. So, while your clothes are hanging out to dry, they are being bleached, too. But that’s not all. Dryers tend to weaken the fabric in your clothing, causing them to wear out sooner and tapping into the need for new clothes more often.
Another simple adjustment is to pay closer attention to the couches, décor and other furnishings in your home. As often as you can, try to opt for home products that are recyclable or biodegradable. Before making a purchase, ask yourself this: Can the materials be reused or recycled when the piece wears out or will it end up in a landfill?
A Change in Practices
If you’re looking to dig deeper with your lifestyle change, think about the objects around your home that you use on a daily basis. Can any of these objects be uprooted or replanted in a more energy-efficient manner?
Faced with this question, one of the first things that springs to many individuals’ minds is their lights. From maneuvering around in the dark to increasing the visibility in a room, we rely on our home’s lights heavily. But rather than planting fluorescent light bulbs, choose LED lights and more energy-efficient bulbs. This simple change can have a huge impact on reducing your home’s energy usage. This will help your monthly energy bills bloom perpetual savings, too.
You use many of your home devices for a short stretch of time, yet they remain plugged in 24 hours, 7 days a week. Whether you realize it or not, this leads to phantom loading. As long as a device is plugged in, it draws energy—even if it is turned off or in stand-by mode. The cost of keeping microwaves, computers, TVs and other energy-eating critters plugged in, rain or shine, may account for up to 10 percent of your monthly energy bill. But you can easily weed out phantom loading by unplugging electronics when not in use.
To take it a step further, consider turning up your home’s thermostat in the summer and down in the winter. You see, a one-degree change on your thermostat can account for a 4 percent difference in your home’s energy use. Even more, opting to run your ceiling fans year-round can help reduce your cooling costs as much as 40 percent. Now that’s planting the seed for efficiency!
A Change in Power
The earth relies on the sun to awaken it from the cold winter season. Similarly, if you want your environmental impact to be in full bloom, then you need the sun, too. You see, solar energy is the greener side of the grass. That’s because this natural and renewable resource is the pollutant-free way to power your home without harming the environment. And it sprouts these ever-blooming benefits:
– Better health due to cleaner air, water and soil
– Greater energy conservation due to reduced use of fossil fuels
– Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
– …And so much more!
As a California resident, you’re in luck. From solar power installation to solar panel repairs in San Diego, CA, Mauzy’s team is here for your solar needs from root to treetop.
Contact Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar in San Diego, CA
The future of the earth relies on the actions we take now. To see how our team can help you make a change in your life, fill out our online form or call us at 800.413.6289 today!