Did you know that they make solar powered water heaters? There is a movement in this country to become more energy efficient and the men and women who work for Sunnyvale electrical services would like to throw our support behind it. For years we've been watching homeowners and commercial landlords waste electricity and we'd like to see it stop. Among other things, we would like to stress the importance of upgrading your appliances to something more energy efficient.
If your water heater, washer, dryer, dishwasher, or any other appliance in your home is over ten years old it is time to invest in something new. You don't have to make the move all the way to the solar powered water heater, but investing in something that burns less gas or uses less electricity than yours does now is a great way to join the conservation movement that is so important to our children's future.
Shut off the TV and the lights when you're not using them. Use light bulbs and fixtures that require less electricity. When you're not home, don't leave a light on to make the house look lived in. Install a timer and have those lights go on and off. That will create the illusion of life much more than the steady burn will. You could also set up motion detectors outside that can turn lights on when someone enters your yard.
How important is energy efficiency? Natural resources don't last forever and we haven't yet developed practical applications of the technology that doesn't require regeneration at some point. In case you're wondering, the generation of electricity consumes fossil fuels and uses up water, something we do not have an unlimited supply of believe or not. Conserve what we have now and make the future a little brighter for those who come after us. At the very least we can all try just a little bit harder.