Unplug your electronics.
Even when they are on stand by, electronic devices use up to 10% electricity, which is a pure waste. Unplug your phone and laptop chargers when not in use.
Turn off the lights
The powering of 5 bulbs releases around 800 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
You should know that the fridge and freezer are considered the top electricity users in your home. This is why we decided to spend some more time on them.
Set the fridge temperature to about 3-5° C /37-41° F/
The food inside does not need to be colder, you are simply wasting electricity.
Do not put anything hot inside the fridge
By putting hot things inside your fridge you are just trying to break it. You are making the compressor work overtime which will not only waste electricity but will eventually break it.
Fill up the freezer
When the freezer is empty the temperature can change very quick even when you get a quick ice cream break. The compressor has to work overtime for your ice cream craving. If you fill up the freezer with meats or even bottles of water they will freeze and will keep the temperature low enough so the compressor does not have to turn on all the time. By doing this you will save a lot of energy and you will see a difference in you energy bill.
Do not wash clothes in water over 120°F /50°C/
There is no clothing that needs a higher temperature, you are just wasting electricity.
Use the sun not the dryer
The dryer is the energy consumption champion of the household. Whenever you can, leave you clothes to dry on the sun. You will save energy and also extend the life of your clothes.
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