Make a commitment to wasting less power this year. They say that “20% of home energy is wasted,” so work little by little on introducing some energy-saving practices into your lifestyle to cut down this statistic.
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No one wants to be paying for something that they aren’t using. However, a lot of people are doing just that without even realizing it. You may have heard of “phantom appliances,” “or energy vampires,” before… but even with that knowledge, it’s likely that you still have these things plugged in. The two largest, “the cable box and the stereo,” stay plugged in 99.9% of the time and are therefore using energy even when seemingly turned off. You don’t even need to unplug these devices and then plug them back in when you want to use them: instead, you can simply utilize a power strip which will cut back on usage in a big way.
Do you know if your appliances are Energy Star? Not only do they cut back on power use in a big way, but they can also snag you some tax breaks! “The government occasionally offers tax breaks and other benefits to those who choose Energy Star appliances,” and that isn’t even going into detail about the money that you’re already saving just by conserving electricity. It’s a win-win!
Something you may not have even considered is the type of screen on your television. Opt for an LED rather than a plasma screen because (you guessed it) the former can provide you with huge energy-saving bonuses just by making this one switch. This makes sense, if you think about it, considering how much LED lights in general can save on costs and power consumption, so consider a switch in your light fixtures if you haven’t already done so!
To learn more energy-saving tips for your home, get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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