National Cut Your Energy Costs Day on January 10 pays attention to an important, yet often overlooked subject, and is key for a host of reasons. Wasting energy is one of the nastiest things we can do in life, to the planet, to our wallets, and even, fundamentally, to each other. Perhaps most crucially for National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, this is one of those things where just a little bit of effort can pay huge dividends, for example in many cases, the savings you can make can be sufficient to pay for an entire vacation.
History of National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
We are highly dependent on electricity and use a lot of energy to keep our homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer. Heating and cooling costs are some of the most expensive bills that we pay throughout the year and there has been an issue that people have complained about.
Homes account for 22% of the energy usage in the United States, according to Energy.gov. Our lights, chargers, laptops, and televisions are always plugged in. We have numerous options when it comes to saving money and conserving energy in our homes. Simple tasks such as taking shorter showers, keeping thermostats turned down, and unplugging unused appliances can all make a difference. The less energy we use, the better it is for the environment.
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day was first established by the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. It’s relevance to wider society means that it is observed in numerous places throughout the world, including the U.S and the UK, where the media often choose this day to publish energy-saving tips for their readers.