How to Destroy the Planet

By Tom Randall and Eric Roston - 2013-05-22T16:13:09Z

Photograph by Ivan Hunter

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Heat a McMansion

The easiest way to waste extra energy in a large home is to keep the air conditioning and the heater on all the time, and adjust them both up until you’re comfortable. Space-heating makes up nearly half of the average home utility bill. 

Heating water uses up more energy than anything other than heating air. For the profligate, that means long showers and always setting the washing machine for whites. 

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