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Simple Energy Savers

January 25, 2013 |  Article By :   | 

dollarWho doesn’t want to hear about simple energy savers that not only help the environment but save you money as well?

These 8 tips can save you energy and money.

  1. Turn off your ice maker and use ice cube trays – this can save you 14-20% on your fridge’s energy consumption!
  2. Use your dishwasher – the dishwasher uses about 1/3 less water than hand washing and you don’t have to do the dishes!
  3. Turn off that burner – turn the burner off before you finish cooking as it does not cool off immediately and you can use that heat to finish cooking!
  4. Buy an LCD TV – if you are buying a flat screen, LCD is the biggest energy saver!
  5. Use a laptop – a laptop computer uses about 1/3 less energy than a desktop computer!
  6. Add motion sensors – install motion sensors where room lights are often left on, they will turn lights on and off as necessary and save you energy!
  7. Put your lamps in the corners – lamps in the corners reflect their light off adjoining walls creating more light so you can use a lower wattage bulb!
  8. Blanket your water heater – a fiberglass insulation blanket around your water heater can save 4-9% on your average water heating bill.