You may think that just because you regularly vacuum and dust that you're keeping your home clean, but the truth of the matter is that you can't clean dirty air with regular housekeeping alone. Considering the majority of Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors—65 percent of which is at their residence—it's important that the air is hygienic. There are a lot of pollutants that can be found at home, including pet dander (a major contributor), mold, bacteria, chemicals from cleaning solvents, cosmetics, plastics, and more.
Reducing your energy consumption will not only reduce your monthly utility bill, but will go a long way in greening your lifestyle. A common misconception is that you will need to drastically change your lifestyle, or make substantial financial investments to make a noticeable difference. However, reducing your energy usage is easier than you might think.