Energy Saving Tips for Appliances
Energy efficiency and electricity saving tips for your appliances
On average many US households spend a significant amount of dollars a year powering appliances left in standby mode.
This is the energy used by certain appliances when not in use and not switched off at the plug. As well as standby power, other new additions to the average household’s collection of electrical goods such as broadband modems, broadband routers and telephone chargers use low levels of electricity when not in use. These are not items that we tend to think to turn off, but can gradually go on to consume a great deal of electricity over the year.
Switch it off and save energy. Unplug all the appliances that you aren’t using regularly – even chargers continue to use electricity when they aren’t charging. Also, make sure you’re not leaving appliances on standby: it may be easier but it’s also a guaranteed way to waster energy compared to turning things off at the socket.
Get the kids involved. Play energy-saving games with your kids. Get them to spot the areas in the home where energy is being wasted and where lights, switches or appliances have been left on.
Let the sunshine in. On a sunny day, opening your curtains will let warmth into your house, but when it’s colder or the sun goes down don’t forget to close them to keep that heat in.
In conclusion, we can all contribute to save energy in our homes by just making simple changes. If possible, involve your family into a habit of minimize the waste that will eventually help save money and even help the environment.