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.