Global warming is a real problem we need to solve this timely and urgent.
No need to wait for governments to find a solution: each of us can make a decisive contribution to the cause, adopting a lifestyle more accountable, starting with the little things of every day. We believe it is the only reasonable way to save our planet before it's too late.
Here ares some tips which can help to reduce Global Warming:
10 simple things that each of us can do to fight the phenomenon of Global Warming. Most of these ideas will be charged, some others require a little effort or investment, but they can save a lot of money in the medium to long term (not only thanks to eco-incentives).
1. Replace shining bulbs with radiant bulbs
This is a 1st step to reduce Global warming. Compact fluorescent bulbs use 60% less energy compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. For each energy-saving bulb that replaces a traditional atmosphere, they are introduced 136 kg of CO2 less per year.
In addition, thanks to state incentives some companies even offer light bulbs, so you can have them for free.
2. Install a programmable thermostat
This is a 2nd step to reduce Global warming. Thermostat is a program to maintain a too high temperature: they modulate the hot and cold air according to the thermal sensor, and will maintain the pleasant climate.
3. Raise the thermostat by 2 ° in summer and lower it by 2 ° in winter
This is a 3rd step to reduce Global warming. almost half of the energy we use at home goes to heating or air conditioning. You can use nearly a ton of CO2 a year with this little trick.
4. Clean or replace the filters of the hood and the air conditioner
This is a 4thstep to reduce Global warming. Cleaning a kitchen hood filter or conditioner saves about 160 pounds of carbon dioxide each year.
5. Buy only energy-efficient equipment
This is a 5thstep to reduce Global warming. Choose appliances Class A (ENEA on the site you can find the guide of energy saving classes in PDF) for your home, and products for Office use and see the Energy Star database.
6. Do not leave electrical appliances on standby
This is a 6thstep to reduce Global warming. Use the sleep button on the appliance. A TV switched on for 3 hours a day (the time that Europeans spend on average in front of the TV) and left in standby mode during the remaining 21 hours uses about 40% of energy in standby mode.
7. Turn off the lights when you're not there
This is a 7thstep to reduce Global warming. Do not keep the lights on in the rooms where there is no one, and if you have a shop or business, do not let the active lighting when the store is closed.
8. Turn off the battery chargers
This is an 8thstep to reduce Global warming. The transformers of the modem, mobile phone chargers, and many other appliances are still live and consumes power even when the power is off or disconnected. Each of these chargers consumes 1 to 5 watts: supposing that in a house there is a dozen, simply detaching them from the power outlet when you do not need it you could save € 40 per year on utility bills.
9. Use rechargeable batteries instead of disposable batteries
This is a 9thstep to reduce Global warming. A set of rechargeable batteries high capacity costs about two and a half times a normal blister packs of batteries stylus or mini-stylus, including the charger. After just three refills, you will have already absorbed the initial investment, and save yourself the cost of production and disposal of disposable batteries. You will care hundreds of times before they lose efficiency. Use them for remote controls, cameras, MP3 players, everything that goes on batteries.
10. Change monitors and televisions with cathode ray tube with an LCD
this is a 10thstep to reduce Global warming. The monitors andLCD screens consume up to 6 times less than traditional CRT, or cathode ray tube. They are cheap now, and visual quality of liquid crystal displays is considerably higher.
11. Wrap an insulating fabric cloth around your water heater
This is an 11thstep to reduce Global warming. You will save half a ton of CO2 with this simple trick. You can save another 250 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by setting the thermostat above 50 ° C.
12. Not to release the heat from the house for a long time
This is a 12thstep to reduce Global warming. When you change the air, throws open the windows and leave them open only for a few minutes. If you leave just a small opening all day long, the energy needed to keep warm the interior in the cold months will cause the emission of one ton of CO2
13. Put the double-glazed windows
This is a 13thstep to reduce Global warming. This requires a small initial investment, but your home will be warmer for the same energy and that will repay the cost over the long term. Do you think you can save up to 70% energy?
14. Move your fridge and freezer
This is a 14thstep to reduce Global warming. if the fridge or freezer is near the oven or in a warm room, they consume much more energy.
15. Regularly defrosting old refrigerators and freezers
this is a 15thstep to reduce Global warming. A refrigerator or freezer defrosted have greater energy efficiency. Better still if you can replace them: the new refrigerator models have automatic defrost cycles and are about two times more efficient than their predecessors.
16. Do not keep open the refrigerator for a long time
This is a 16thstep to reduce Global warming. Do not open the fridge more often: take at once everything you need, and then close it quickly. The temperature inside will not undergo changes (keeping better food) and will reduce the incidence of the phenomenon of icing up on the inner walls.
17. Put a lid on the pots when cooking
This is a 17thstep to reduce Global warming. In doing so, the food will reach more quickly the necessary temperature and save energy preparing for lunch. Pressure cookers are even more efficient: save up to 70%.
18. Use washing machine and dishwasher only when fully loaded
This is an 18thstep to reduce Global warming. If you need to use them when they are not full, use the program at half load or economic program. You do not even need to set too high temperatures: modern detergents are so efficient that wash clothes and dishes at low temperatures.
19. Use appliances during off-peak hours
This is a 19thstep to reduce Global warming. On holidays, in the evening and at night, the electricity is cheaper, because there is less demand. Electricity is a good that must be produced in the same instant in which it is consumed, so the price goes up during times of increased consumption. More power plants are used to absorb peak times.