Climate change is becoming a real and scary threat.

Over the last couple of years, we have seen numerous temperature records thanks to our increasing energy demand and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

Studies have shown that our demand for energy is growing by around 3% every year and that 18% of our total emissions come from operating our homes.

But how exactly can we combat this problem?

There are multiple simple and effective strategies that can help you follow a greener and more sustainable lifestyle. Many of us, however, are oblivious to some of them due to false advice from our friends, family and even the media.

To begin with, it’s important to know the most common misconceptions of energy efficiency.

Are solar panels really as expensive as you think? Does painting radiators black really save you energy? Is most heat really lost through uninsulated windows?

To answer all of these questions and more, we summarized 19 myths about energy efficiency and the truth for you below in an interesting and easy-to-follow infographic.

 

energy efficiency myths infographic

Infographic via GreenMatch.co.uk

MORE ON THESE TOPICS:

Get a weekly digest of our latest green living tips and environment news every Saturday morning.