by Franny Holden
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), the overall energy consumption in the U.S. is 17,891 trillion British Thermal Units (Btu) more than the past years. This showed an standard increase of 1.0% every year.
Despite recent economic challenges to help save, energy consumption is still on the rise. Sad to say, some consumers aren’t doing their part tosave energy, which can eventually lead to saving money.
Why is this so? It is simply because many people still aren’t aware of the available solutions to help them save energy and money.
Consumers have to be aware that saving money and energy comes down to the basics of using items that will help conserve energy. For one thing, the use of compact fluorescent bulbs has been proven time and again how they can solve energy consumption problems and save more money.
Why Fluorescent Bulbs?
The reason is simple: Compact fluorescent bulbs conserve energy 2/3 less than the typical incandescent bulbs. The great thing is that even if it consumes less energy, the performance is still the same, maybe even better.
Another great thing about compact fluorescent bulbs is that they last longer (10 times compared to incandescent bulbs). Hence, studies show that with this item, you can save as much as $30, even more, for everyfluorescent bulb you buy. With incandescent bulbs, you need to buy often, spending more than what your budget will allow.
Moreover, compact fluorescent bulbs are cooler. They produce 70% less heat as compared to incandescent bulbs. With this, your home cooling system is maximized, reducing the power needed to generate a cooler environment. The bottom line, you’ll get smaller electricity bills.
By simply using fluorescent bulbs in areas where lighting is mostly needed or required, you are saving more money for a rainy day. You save more money in your electricity bill as well as in your budget because you don’t have to replace the compact fluorescent bulbs more often as compared to incandescent bulbs.
So if you really want to cutback on your electricity bills and save more money for the future, use compact fluorescent bulbs. You may never know what the future holds so you need to save more. And with compact fluorescent bulbs, there will always be light ahead.
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