Reduce Energy Usage Right Now!
The most important thing to do is have a family discussion on energy savings. Maybe offer some type of reward for those who actually save on energy costs in the house. Make sure to give your family easy to follow tips like turning lights off when not in the room. Another big one that many people forget is to simply unplug appliances when not in use. Tat alone can have a dramatic effect on energy costs. Just remember that one drop of water can make an ocean!
Many of us have no problems unplugging the fan or TV, but for some reason just can not bring ourselves to unplug the light. Well you have to figure as long as that lamp is plugged in it is using power. You just have to bring yourself to unplug it and you will see savings in your power bill.
You also need to think about investing more wisely when it comes to power. So what you may want to consider doing is replacing all the incandescent bulbs with either CFL bulbs or the compact fluorescent bulbs. Both of these bulbs consume much less electricity, therefore consume less power.
You may also want to check out the energy saver products that can be found online or in your local store. These little gadgets “watch” the energy consumption in your household and give you a better handle on how to control that usage.
Many homeowners seem to believe that their electric bills are getting higher due to all the electric gizmos we now have in our homes. However the real truth is it’s not the amount of electric products but how we use them in our daily lives.
Be on the forefront of a greener tomorrow by avoiding products that suck up large amounts of power –
* Never operate the washing machine unless you can fill it full of dirty clothing.
* The faucet should not be kept on for maximum amount of time.
* Try to keep your air conditioner running at minimum high temperature.
* When you are finished reading this magnificent article turn off that monitor. It consumes a whole lot of power and only takes a second to turn off.
My last suggestion that will be of great benefit to you is to read an energy guide like Earth4Energy. This guide gives wonderful solutions on not only generating energy but providing free electricity for your home! Our planet is facing a global shortage on energy and we need to do whatever we can to save power. Now is the time to think about the possibilities of renewable energy such as wind, tide and sun.