Light Up Your Life This Earth Month
All around the world April is celebrated as Earth Month. This recognition that began in 1970 has continued to grow, evolve and bring awareness to the environmental needs of the world today.
With every passing year that are new technologies, innovations and practices that people can put into place in order to do their part in cultivating a sustainable and environmentally healthy place to live.
There are many ways to better care for our planet and for one another. One way is to lower your carbon footprint and consider an electric vehicle.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, many are converting to hybrid or electric vehicles because it helps the environment, amounts to less imported petroleum and provides a secure domestically generated energy source. Hybrid electric vehicles typically use less fuel because of their energy-saving technologies like regenerative braking. Plug-in electric vehicles also save energy by running solely on electricity.
If you are considering switching to an electric vehicle, or if you’ve already made the switch, it could be wise to install an at-home charging station. At-home charging stations increase the charge time and give you more flexibility on where and when you can charge your vehicle.
The electricians at Viva Electric specialize in electric vehicle installations and would be more than happy to talk through your options and install an electric vehicle charger for you this Earth Month.
A second way to take better care of each other and our planet is by being intentional with the electricity and light in your home.
Being mindful of the electricity in your home can come in many forms. This may mean replacing your light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or light-emitting diodes (LEDs). These energy-efficient lightbulbs may cost more upfront but will save you money in the long-run. Many LED lights only use 20-25% of the energy that your old light bulbs use and they can last up to 25 times longer.
Another way to be intentional with your home’s electrical system is by simply turning off the lights when you leave a room and being aware of any ghost electricity you may be using. You can be sure that your home’s electrical system is up to date and at its most efficient by scheduling an Energy Savings Consultation with Viva Electric.
As we celebrate Earth Month, we hope you’ll look for ways to light up the lives of those around you in environmentally friendly and sustainable ways.
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