Friday, December 30th, 2016 by Kelsey Harrison
The U.S. Energy Information Administration put out an interesting page up on their website about the differences between energy “efficiency” and energy “conservation,” two words that we commonly substitute for one another.
“Conservation” is defined as any behavior that results in the use of less energy. This refers to when you turn the lights off after leaving a room or when you recycle an aluminum can rather than throwing it away.
“Efficiency” is defined as the use of technology that requires less energy to perform the same function. This refers to when you switch out your incandescent bulb with a CFL bulb instead.
Both concepts are important when it comes to how we affect the environment and, in return, our lives. We, however, specialize in energy efficiency. We know how important it is. The Alliance to Save Energy gives a nice little list of why we should all strive to become energy efficient:
1. It saves you money
2. It improves the economy
3. It is good for the environment
4. It improves national security
5. It enhances quality of life
That seems like a pretty win-win situation. Of course, we are slightly biased because we are a little obsessed with energy efficiency and how great it is. You don’t have to just take our word for it, though. Call us at 1-410-867-1202 to get an energy audit and see first-hand what a huge difference it makes for you!