Make your New Years Resolution to change your energy-wasting habits to energy conservation habits! You will also find that you are also saving money on monthly electric bills. There are three areas that you should address:
- Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances
- Use smart plugs and power strips for your devices and appliances.
- And unplug unused devices and appliances
Unplug Unused Appliances? Is this a fact or a myth?
Unplugging appliances to save energy is a fact! Many modern devices use energy even when turned off. For example, a phone charger without a phone connected can still consume 0.26 watts of energy.
Tips to conserve energy
CREATE A HABIT: You could save approximately 10% every month just by making a habit of unplugging unused devices and appliances.
PAY ATTENTION: Walk around your home and pay attention to how many devices are plugged into electric outlets. How many of these are devices or appliances are idle?
SMALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES: Which large and small appliances do you not use regularly? Unplug your coffee maker when not in use. Unplug your microwave. What other things in your kitchen are you not using?
COMPUTERS, TVs, & GAMING SYSTEMS: Power down and unplug.
TURN OFF LAMPS/LIGHTING: When you leave a room, turn off the lights.
Additional Benefits of Unplugging Appliances
- Reduce your energy usage
- Protect your appliances against power surges
- Reduce the risk of electrical fires
- Extend the life of appliances and devices