Thursday, April 8, 2010

Save Energy. Save Money

Every night before we sleep, I always make sure that no home appliances are running and that our computer is completely turned off. I do the same thing when we go out, especially if we have to be away for an hour or more. We also turned down some of the extra light fixtures in our bathroom and in the living room, all these we did as our way of saving both money and energy. My husband and I were talking about this and we both believe that it really pays off to conserve energy.
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There are thousands of ways on how we can save energy, and we need to know them and make them as a form of habit in us to our benefits. Let me share to you this one website that I know that will greatly help us in Energy saving tips, it is the Microsoft-Hohm.com. By signing up for a free account in their website, it will teach us on how we can smartly reduce our home energy usage and start saving as soon as today. They provide home energy report and energy-saving personalized tips. Through Hohm, we can actually save home energy for up to $390 per year as what they estimated and may vary significantly.
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One of the very helpful tips that I learned from this website is to hang out the clothes after washing instead of using a dryer. Well, since it is getting warmer here now in Florida, this is a very ideal way for us to do so, too, especially because we are making use of the sun’s warm rays. Of course, I used to do this way when I was still in the Philippines, and I realized that I can do it again here in Florida.
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Another energy saving tips that I learned is to use a ceiling fan to cool down the entire house instead of turning on the air conditioner. In this way, the temperature level stays comfortable and of course, it saves some energy, too. For more energy saving tips, visit their website and don’t forget to sign in.

2 comments:

Denise said...

Very helpful.

diy said...

Thanks very much for that post. You can also learn about energy saving tips here.

Remember that Hohm from Microsoft only gives basics and generalizations using data already obtained and demographics from your zip code. Every house is different - so do an energy audit.

Cheers!
Dave Andersen