Household Energy Consumption and Successful Energy EducationBehavior Choices
Two homes constructed exactly the same year, located on the same city block, concentrating on the same households, will surely have vastly different energy costs. The furnace can be exactly the same along with the water heaters carbon copies, but one household can effectively control their homes energy costs along with the other household produces an energy bill, shamefully, unmanageable.
This is around insulation levels and how well the ducts are sealed, but it’s much more about household behavior, energy education, and putting your very best self, energy-saving, foot forward. This is approximately parents passing down environmental concerns and expectations on their children and then to grandchildren. It’s about people who lived through the fantastic depression and know the benefit for reducing waste and experiencing less because that’s the sole choice.
Energy ED and Behavioral Decisions:
Behavioral decisions may be the Energy Educators’ biggest challenge when providing household energy education. It could be the biggest challenge – yet the area most abundant in potential. People are simply set-in-their-ways and making behavioral changes is often a slow and trial. How do you have a person to take a shorter shower with a low-flow showerhead if they are accustomed to relaxing for hours beneath the hot flow of water with plenty of water pressure to produce a noticeable divot inside the skin? The person feels slighted and abused. After all, just how much energy should it take to change a darn shower to have an extra 20 minutes anyway?
To change energy wasting behavior, educators try to create a direct link between the shower they love and also the power bill they hate. People study their unique experiences and their particular power bill. Ideal learning opportunities occur when residents produce a decision, …Read more