24 Mar '12, 9pm

Simple Home Energy Conservation Tips

Simple Home Energy Conservation Tips

Turn off the lights when you don’t need them! Get energy efficient appliances – when you buy new appliances, be sure to buy Energy Star appliances . And you might find some government incentives as well. Lighting - consider changing to LED, CFL or ESL bulbs, which are all more energy efficient. Shed light on those vampires and expel them! Even if you switch off most electronics, many continue to draw an electrical current. Our friend, Ed Begley Jr ., suggests that we put all the electronics that we usually off when we leave home, on energy-saving smart strips so you can just flip one switch to turn off several things. Try The Bye Bye Standby starter kit The Smart Strip Ed also reminds us NOT to put essential appliances or electronics like the refrigerator or the cable box on the strips that get turned off when you leave the house. Understand your energy use – The US Depart...

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