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The Energy Savings of a Low Hanging Fruit

The Energy Savings of "Low Hanging Fruith What would happen if we all did just a little bit? I. What if Everyone Changed a Lightbulb? 60 Watts 13 Watts A 13 watt compact fluorescent light (CFL) produces the same light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb An ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) will save about $30 over its lifetime and pay for itself in about 6 months. If every American home replaced just one incadescent bulb with an ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent bulb we would save $700M annually $700 Million Saved It would also prevent... 9,000,000,000. Ibs of greenhouse gas emissions per year. The equivalent to the emissions of 800,000 Cars 2. What if Everyone Had a Timed Thermostat? By installing a timed thermostat to turn down the air conditioning or heat while not at home, the average single family home will save $180/yr on their electric bills. $180. 1YR Auto This would also reduce each families CO2 footprint by more than 2,059lbs per year 2,059 LBS 20Million Homes installed timers on their thermostats... $3.600,000,000 would be saved annually This would also save... 41 BILLION Ibs of CO2 per year or the yearly CO2 output of roughly 3.400,000 Cars 3. What if Everyone Turned Down Their Water Heater Temperature? For every 10 degrees you reduce your hot water heater's temperature, CO2 emissions are reduced by about 3-5 percent. Many water heaters can be reduced by I0-20 degrees while still maintaining sufficiently hot water. 733lbs of CO2 are saved annually by reducing your water heater by only 10 degrees. $59 can be saved annually by reducing your water heater by only 1o degrees. 20Million If Homes reduced their hot water heaters by 10 degrees... $1.18Billion Would be saved nationwide every year 14.6Billion lbs and.. of CO2 would be saved nationwide every year or the yearly CO2 output of roughly 1,204,1230om Cars 4. What If Everyone Installed Low Flow Water Fixtures? Low Flow Flow 2.5 Gallons per minute Gallons per minute By switching to a low flow shower head, you will save 55 gallons of water for every I0 minute shower you take Heating the water used when you shower costs money and electricity. By switching from an 8 gallon per min shower head to a 2.5 gallon per min shower head, you will save roughly $280 per year in electric costs and $40 per year on your water bill. This is a total yearly savings of roughly $32o. $320 20. Million People switched to low flow shower heads... 401,000,000,000 Gallons Saved 401 Billion Gallons of water would be saved each year in the USA This is equivalent to the amount of water that flows by New Orleans on the Mississippi over 25 days. $6,400,000,000 and. In water and electric bills would be saved Totals: If all Americans replaced I lightbulb and only 20 million turned down their hot water heaters by 10 degrees, installed timers on their thermostats and low flow shower heads, we would cumulatively save.... %3D $12,500,000,000 Every Year

The Energy Savings of a Low Hanging Fruit

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We all need to reduce our carbon footprint, but does changing a few lightbulbs or turning down the water heater really make that big of a difference? Find out what the impact would be if everyone jus...


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