Electric dryers are, relatively, much more expensive to run than gas ones. But given your objective of minimizing carbon, it is desirable
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With too little floor insulation, a lot of heat escapes your home through your floors in the winter, and/or a lot of coolness escapes in the summer. This can be easily prevented by putting insulation under the lower floors of your house. This is a relatively inexpensive and unobtrusive measure to undertake.
Traditional incandescent light bulbs consume a lot of electricity; wasting much of it. This is especially true in large homes, and in homes with large numbers of occupants. Newer bulbs, such as Compact Fluorescent Lights ("CFLs") consume one fifth of the energy used by traditional bulbs. Switching to CFL bulbs is one of the lowest cost ways to get huge savings on your electricity bill.
Solar panels can cost effectively convert sunlight into electricity, powering everything from lamps to electronic devices to hot tubs and pool pumps.
Traditional faucets use three times the amount of water that newer, aerating faucets use.
Older building can have materials that are potentially poisonous. When the materials and building structure degrade, it can lead to serious occupant health problems or building-related illnesses.
High Efficiency Toilets ("HETs") use only one-third of the 3.6 gallons per flush of traditional toilets. The effectiveness of removing solid waste is measured in terms of a Maximum Performance (MaP) score; where 1,000 has a high certainty of removing solid waste, and a MaP score of 350 is the minimum performance required by the EPA.
Some washers do not make efficient use of electricity and hot water. This is especially true of older models, and in homes with large numbers of people and laundry.
Certain windows (particularly older, metal-frame, single pane ones) transmit a lot of warmth out of your space in the winter, and a lot of coolness in the summer. This can be prevented by replacing them with multipaned and insulated frame windows.
Certain windows (particularly older, metal-frame, single pane ones) transmit a lot of warmth out of your home in the winter, and a lot of coolness in the summer. This can be prevented by replacing them with multipaned and insulated frame windows.