When we’re not paying attention to it, we don’t notice how much energy we use each day. If you’re looking for a way to help save our planet while reducing your energy consumption, you’re in luck! There are plenty of energy-wasting habits that you probably do every day that you can easily change.
Let’s look at a few of them:
Leaving Your Electronics Plugged In
Believe it or not, you can waste a ton of energy by simply leaving something plugged in, even if it’s turned off. One way to help save energy, and some money on your next utility bill, is to unplug all your electronics once you’re finished using them. This includes your TVs, computers, and phone chargers. To make the process easier for yourself, try connecting all your main electronics to one power strip, so it’s easier to turn off all devices at once.
Forgetting to Turn Off Your Lights
One of the most common energy-wasting habits that households and businesses face is leaving the lights on in empty rooms. It’s common to leave a room and forget about switching the lights off. Leaving a 100-watt incandescent lightbulb on for about 10 hours per day will cost you around 12 cents. Although that doesn’t sound like a lot of money, it can add up over the year, especially if you’re doing this in other rooms too.
Mistreating Your Kitchen Appliances
The kitchen is another room where people tend to waste a lot of energy. Those who enjoy opening and reopening their fridge expecting new foods to reappear are often the biggest culprits of wasting energy. People spend close to 10 hours per year just starring into their refrigerator, which takes up to 7 percent of the appliance’s total energy use.
Also, if you have a dishwasher in your home, remember only to run it when it is full. Many families enjoy having a dishwasher and will run it daily even if it’s not full. This innocent act can cost you about $66 per year.
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