Feb 172010

Energy Tips, everybody is into saving energy these days. Well, I am going to show you how to save energy without spending a dime. That’s right you can save money and help the earth just by conserving energy at home. The first couple of energy tips deals with kids not caring about their parent’s electric bill imagine that.

Energy Tip #1

Here’s and idea, turn off what you aren’t using. I know most of the adults get that, but kids seem to have a problem with it. You can install timers on light switches and set the TVs in your house to auto sleep every 1 hour for your kids. This will turn the TV off when they leave and will also give them a reminder that they have been watching TV for ONE HOUR. Get up and do something else! You can tell that I have kids, can’t you?

Energy Tips #2

Set up your computers to hibernate with 1 hour of inactivity and set the monitors to go to sleep after a half an hour. Any device that renders video images takes the most energy. You can get to these settings in the control panel under power options.

Energy Tips #3

Check you water heater to make sure you aren’t throwing energy away. The water heater needs to be in a blanket and you should set the thermostat to 120 – 130 degrees. If you have a large family that takes showers one after another then you might want to experiment with the settings to find the one that will give everybody hot water.

Energy Tips #4

Set the thermostat in your home to be a couple of degrees below what you currently heat your home at and a couple degrees above what you’re cooling your home at. Open the blinds in the winter to naturally heat your home and close them in the summer to keep the heat out.

Energy Tips #5

Turn off that old refrigerator or freezer in your garage or basement that is just turning the electric meter. That thing is probably half empty or just full of beer. Ok, you might have to keep it if it is full of beer I don’t want to have a bunch of football fans tracking me down. This one is your call.

You can find more energy tips at my site below along with how to perform your own energy audit. While you are there you can also check out being more aggressive with saving money off your electric bill with other methods that have brought people little to no electric bill costs. Well, that is all I have for now on energy tips.

Author: Mark A Turner
Article Source: EzineArticles.com
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