The Harris Poll just released the results of a new survey involving 2,056 adult Americans who were interviewed about energy-efficiency habits at home. There were several highlights, but the survey also highlights a lack of adoption for some practices that can drastically reduce your energy consumption and energy bills.
Let’s first showcase some of the positives.
- 82% regularly turn off lights, TVs and other minor appliances when they aren’t being used
- 58% have replaced traditional, incandescent light bulbs with CFL or LED bulbs
- 56% use power strips
- 55% regularly look for the Energy Star label if buying new applicances
And here are some of the lower-rankings changes.
- 40% change their air filters monthly
- 38% have weather-stripped their homes
- 37% have a programmable thermostat
- 27% have added attic insulation
- 11% have received a professional home energy audit
- 3% have purchased a high-SEER air conditioning system
- 3% have invested in solar technology
- 1 have invested in wind technology
You can see the entire survey here if you’re looking for some energy-efficiency ideas.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.