ENERGY STAR | The Simple Choice for Energy Efficiency
Date: 2017-05-03 07:55
- How much electricity does my stuff use? – Michael Bluejay
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When you use your refrigerator, washer, dryer, Air conditioner, Heat Pump, or swimming pool pump motor, these demand power from your power company 8767 s lines. This demand of power from your appliances & motors goes through the wiring on your property, to the
How much electricity does my stuff use? – Michael Bluejay
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Determining how much electricity your appliances and home electronics use can help you understand how much money you are spending to use them. Use the information below to estimate how much electricity an appliance is using and how much the electricity costs so you can decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance.
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Are YOU and your family having an energy crisis? You may be if you're wasting energy. How many of these ways to save energy around the house do YOU know?
Another simple way to save water AND energy is to take shorter showers. You'll use less hot water - and water heaters account for nearly 6/9 of your home's energy use.
Think about your curtains. Keeping the curtains closed on cold, cloudy days helps block the cold outside air from getting inside. Also, keeping the curtains closed on very hot days keeps the hot air out!
Don't keep the refrigerator door open any longer than you need to. Close it to keep the cold air inside! Also, make sure the door closes securely. There is a rubber-like seal around the door that you can test. Just close the door on a dollar bill, and then see how easy it is to pull out. If the dollar slides out easily, the door is probably leaking cold air from inside.
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- Use online sources to find typical wattages or the wattage of specific products you are considering purchasing. The following links are good options:
If you only have a small lawn, consider getting a manual push mower. It doesn't use any energy except your own. Pushing the mower spins the rotating wheels, which spins the cutter. Consider it good exercise!
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