Saving Energy, Money, and the Earth

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When you save energy, you not only help the environment. You can also spare your wallet. Who knew being green can help save some green. Here are some tips on how to do this.

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Save the Power
The easiest way to save energy is to turn off your lights when you’re not using them. Do this when you leave a room or when it’s daytime. Roll back the curtains and pull back the blinds to let the sunlight in. You’ll go a long way in saving energy if you use natural light.

Another way is to save energy is to unplug devices when they’re not being used. You’d be surprised how much power a device uses even it’s not on. For example, your TV or computer will still consume power when it’s off. You may be wondering why this happens. Well, according to HowStuff Works, it’s called “vampire power”. Devices are in stand-by mode so they can be up and running at your convenience, like using the remote control to turn on your TV.

It’s not just the big electronics that do this. Even leaving a coffee maker plugged in or your cell phone on the charger can drain power too. So, just unplug them to drive a stake through the heart of these vampires.

Spare your Wallet
Imagine seeing your electric bill go down and your bank account go up. Here are some ways you spare your wallet:
Turn down the thermostat on your heater.
Open your windows and use box fans to cool the room instead of the AC.
Replace your light bulbs with LEDs.
Consider resealing your windows.
Consider alternate power sources, such as solar panels or a windmill.

Care for the Earth
When you save energy, you reduce the emissions that come from power plants, which would mean less pollution. Remember, vampire power. As mentioned in the article from How Stuff Works, these power drainers are also draining the planet. Not to mention, there will be more power for everyone else if we all used less.

Need some Advice
If you need some help on what how to save energy, you can go to https://www.directenergyrates.net/. They can help you find some ways to save energy for your home or business.

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