Helping Clients Improve the Energy Consumption of Their Home
As a coach or consultant who works with people in areas such as holistic nutrition, holistic health, stress management, green living, lifestyle enhancement, and similar will want to consider the detailed information in this article. Improving a client’s home environment is an important aspect of optimizing health and happiness.
Why Your Energy Use Counts
Much of the Green Movement has been focused on reducing our energy consumption. Why? The average American consumes six times more energy than the world average. The average U.S. family spends about $1800 per year on their utility bills. That’s about $150 per month (and much higher as of 2022). Unfortunately, a lot of that energy is simply wasted. Here’s why wasted energy and leaving the lights on in the house and electronics on 24/7 matters. America depends on fossil fuels for about 85% of our energy supply. 40 Carbon dioxide pollution or C02 output results with this fossil fuel combustion. High amounts of CO2 leads to greenhouse gases which are thought to lead to global climate change.
If you think the only way to save on energy consumption is by installing an expensive set of solar panels on your house is the solution, read on. Making small fundamental shifts around your house can make a big difference. And remember we are about making small steps that when done consistently over time, add up to big change. Remembering to turn off the light and unplug your charger when not in use, adds up to dollars saved and less CO2 output.
Initially, I was resistant to the whole saving energy in my home thing, because I really didn’t understand the connection between my home and CO2 output and wasted energy. But once I started adding up my wasted energy consumption in my home, I got inspired to start making some changes. I saw that I could start saving over $200 a year on my bills! That’s motivating.