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5 Home Items to Replace with Energy-Efficient Alternatives

These small changes can make a big impact

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The melting ice caps, rising of the sea level, and weird weather patterns—these are all signs that climate change is real. We may not feel the effects right now, but it can cause irreversible problems in the long run. Aside from planting trees and walking more, you can help save the environment by switching to energy-efficient appliances. Here are a few key items that you should replace as soon as possible: 

1. Fuel generators to solar panels

Instead of using fuel generators which emit harmful gases, try using a solar-powered generator that uses energy from the sun. Unlike its traditional counterpart, you don’t need to fill a solar generator with gasoline for it to provide electricity, so you get to save money and lessen your carbon footprint at the same time.

2. Fluorescent lights to LED bulbs

You can't lose from using LED bulbs at home—aside from being brighter, light emitting diodes use a smaller amount of watts per lumen compared to the standard compact fluorescent light. They are much more durable than traditional bulbs, too! 

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3. Gas stove to induction cooktop

If you’re planning to replace your stove, consider investing in an induction cooktop. It is said that induction cooktops can help you use energy more efficiently than the latter and it can be seamlessly installed on your kitchen countertop for a sleek aesthetic. 

4. Analog to LED TV

For a better viewing experience, replace your analog unit with an LED TV. Like light bulbs, the home’s main entertainment unit also has an LED alternative which are more energy efficient and gentle on the eyes than their plasma counterparts.

READ: 6 Signs You Need To Replace Your TV Set

5. Decade-old unit to sustainable fridge

Refrigerators are made to last a long time and it's safe to say that we rarely have to buy a cooling unit. However, if it's more than ten years old, it maybe time to trade it in for a new one. Models made 10 years ago consume a lot of energy, while the latest models are made to save energy by at least 10% which sums up to huge savings. 

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READ: 5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Refrigerator

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