Save Energy to Save Money Tips
Turn off Unused lights

Incandescent Lighting (or bulbs) should be turned off whenever they are not needed. Nearly all types of incandescent light bulbs are fairly inexpensive to produce and are relatively inefficient. Only about 10% of the electricity that incandescent lights consume results in light—the rest is turned into heat. Turning the light(s) off will keep a room cooler, an extra benefit in the summer. Therefore, the value of the energy saved by not having the lights on will be far greater than the cost of having to replace the bulb.

Switch to Energy Efficient light bulbs​

​​Use fluorescent lighting also called CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs.CFL bulbs last about 10 times longer and use about one-fourth the energy of traditional incandescent bulbs. A typical CFL can pay for itself in energy savings in less than 9 months and continue to save you money each month. Replacing 15 inefficient incandescent bulbs in your home with energy-saving bulbs could save you about $50 per year. Replace your old incandescent bulbs with ENERGY STAR-qualified bulbs for the best quality in savings.

​Cook the Smart way

You might think that the best food to cook comes  from a stove or oven. Think again! The next​​ time you cook think about using your toaster oven you had put away back behind all those old pots and pans. Did you know that by using a toaster oven you can save on your electrical bill about 50% less than a conventional oven. How about using a slow cooker. Cooking with a crock is also very inexpensive when compared to the costs of running an oven. Using my Kill A Watt power meter, I’ve found that a crock pot consumes around 250 watts of power while an oven can draw up to 4000 watts – depending on how you’re cooking. This means that using a conventional electric oven for one hour can cost around 20 cents while operating a crock pot for 7 hours costs only 10 cents – an energy savings of 50%. Not only is that the only benefit but slow cooked prepared meals taste so good and juicy that you'll be happy with your tummy as well as you wallet. 






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