Energy Conservation

Why should anyone be exempt from energy-conservation? I know there are people who feel as if they are so above it all that they don’t need to conserve energy, but if we were to all make a real concerted effort in the conservation of energy, we could get away from having to depend upon the purchase of foreign oil, and this country could take back control of it’s economy. It is the single biggest issue holding us back from prosperity, and the issue which has been most ignored over the last fifty years. Even the present administration does little more than talk about “green technology”, and there has been absolutely no progress made by the Obama regime to reign in our foreign energy expenditures.

The article subject addresses energy-conservation, so I’ll try to stay away from the politics involved, but this really has become a political issue. In order for energy conservation to work, there must be a united effort, and conservation could also be a way to help create new jobs. There are ways in which we could all help to conserve energy, and it wouldn’t take much effort. We could all live a greener lifestyle by controlling our energy costs. This can be done in our homes by employing small steps such as turning off things which aren’t being used, by insulating our homes properly, and by replacing out-dated technology when he comes to heating and air-conditioning. If your refrigerator is more than five years old, then it probably should be replaced. It is one of the costliest appliances in your home to operate, and the newer models are much more energy efficient.

Another home appliance which eats up energy is your clothes dryer. You want to be sure that the lint trap is always cleaned out before each load is run, and there are companies that specialize in cleaning dryer vent pipes. Not only will this dramatically increase the efficiency of your dryer, but it could also prevent a fire. Lint build-up in dryer vents is a tremendous fire hazard. And again, if your dryer is more than five years old, replace it. You will save money in the long run. If you have a pool, you can also hang pool towels outside to dry to be used again. This would save a tremendous amount of energy.

There are many common sense ways in which we could all save energy, and I’ve only touched upon a few. Imagine what we could accomplish if we all worked together on saving energy? It’s mind boggling.