One of the biggest climate impacts you can make comes from more efficient use of your home energy. A report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy found that energy efficiency ( using energy in smarter ways to reduce waste) in buildings, transportation, and industry could slash US energy usage and carbon emissions in half by 2050.
The typical American family spends nearly $2,000 a year on home energy bills, but much of that money, and energy, is wasted. The main culprits are leaky windows or ducts, old appliances, or inefficient heating and cooling systems. By taking some simple step to make your home more energy efficient, you can save money and reduce your impact on the planet.
To help you identify home energy and climate savings, we evaluated opportunities based on their total energy and carbon emission saving potential. The table below breaks down these top opportunities:
Joro’s Home Energy Savings Checklist
To help you get started, Joro curated a checklist outlining the highest impact carbon hacks for your household. You’ll find tips you can use to start saving today, as well as information and instructions for larger home energy efficiency projects.
To learn more, download Joro and join one of our in-app home energy challenges to save on home energy and build a new sustainable habit.