Each year, The U.S. Department of Energy recognizes October as National Energy Awareness Month. The goal of the month is to spread awareness about the impacts of excessive energy consumption and promote initiatives to reduce individual energy use.
This year’s theme for National Energy Awareness Month is “Change a Light, Change the World,” a campaign first launched by the Environmental Protection Agency. The campaign’s goal is to promote energy efficiency in homes by encouraging people to replace old, outdated lighting products with newer models that have a higher energy efficiency rating.
Specifically, switching the light bulbs in your home from standard incandescent bulbs to CFL has many benefits:
- Lasts up to 10x longer
- Uses about 75% less energy
- Saves over $30 in electricity costs over each bulb’s lifetime
Swapping your light bulbs for more energy-efficient models is just one of many small changes you can make around your home and in your daily habits that can have a big impact on your overall energy consumption.
Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing tips for energy conservation to help you save money and reduce your environmental footprint, so don’t forget to check back!