Posted by: admin | November 20, 2009

Save Now Fast and Easy

Here are some quick and simple ways to save energy this winter, right now and all year.

1. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, go out right now and get one. Set it to get warmer in the morning when you wake, lower during the day when no one is home, on again in time for your arrival in the evening, and then lower once again while you sleep. Set the temperature to a comfortable, but moneysaving level.

2. There is no reason for the temperature of your hot water to be above 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only does a higher temperature waste energy, it is also dangerous if there are small children around that could be scalded by a too hot temperature.

3. Always do a load of dishes or laundry full. Less than that is a waste of energy and water.

4. Use power strips for you electronics devices. Power down these electronics using the power strip so that the appliances don’t enter stand-by mode, unnecessarily wasting electricity.

5. Turn off the computer and monitor when you are not using them. It is not true that they are damaged by turning on and off. You can also use the “power save” options on your computer if you leave your computer at varying intervals.

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