Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to
achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy
Energy efficiency is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to extend our
world's energy supplies.
Here are some Electricity Tips from
The Alliance to Save Energy:
Head off Power Blackouts/Brownouts, Cut Energy Bills
Computers, printers, air conditioners, TVs, VCRs, microwaves... We’re more
"plugged in" than ever before.
Power blackouts and brownouts will increase in years to
come, predicts the Alliance to Save Energy. Growing power demands, warmer
weather patterns, simultaneous heat waves, severe cuts in
energy-efficiency investments by utility companies in a deregulated
climate, and governmental inaction are causes. The Alliance urges
business, government, utility companies, and consumers to be part of the
solution. Here’s how consumers can easily and comfortably lighten the
power load in their own homes — and cut energy bills and pollution, too:
Cooling puts the greatest stress on your family's
energy bill and the power grid. Maintain your air conditioning equipment
with a professional "tune-up" to save you the cost and inconvenience of
a breakdown during the hottest days! Clean or replace filters monthly.
For central air conditioning systems, make sure the Seasonal Energy
Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is 12 or higher.
Listen to your mother. ("What do you think — we own
the electric company?!") Turn off everything not in use: lights,
To cut your utility bills by 30 percent, look for the
Energy Star label, the symbol for energy efficiency, when shopping for
room air conditioners, major appliances, lighting, windows, and home
electronics. Find retailers near you at
"4 for the Planet." Just replace your four most used
100-watt incandescent bulbs with four comparable 23-watt compact
fluorescent bulbs to save $108 over three years. If all U.S. households
did the same, we'd save as much energy as is produced by 30 power plants
About 15 percent of an average home energy bill goes
to heating water. To save hot water, take five-minute showers instead of
baths. Do only full loads when using the clothes washer or dishwasher.
Use cold water for laundry and save up to $63 a year—detergents
formulated for cold water get clothes just as clean.
Only heat or cool the rooms you need—close vents and
doors of unused rooms. Many more tips and much more detailed info can be
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