Reviewed and Revised on 11/07/2013
Even if you aren’t able to replace your existing refrigerator with a new model, there are some things you can do that can help your refrigerator run more efficiently.
Even if you aren’t able to replace your existing refrigerator with a new model, there are some things you can do that can help your refrigerator run more efficiently. Below are some energy saving ideas:
For energy savings and food safety, experts state …
Reviewed and Revised on 10/30/2013
Images of air filters (Left-clean; Right- dirty).
- Studies have shown that dirty filters on the return air grille of your heating and cooling systems greatly reduce the efficiency of your system, wasting energy as well your money. Dirty filters can also reduce living comfort by restricting air circulation and not capturing dust particles, allergens and pollutants in the indoor air. Your equipment may have to work harder and its life can get shortened. It is
Reviewed and Revised on 11/12/2013
Closely managing your thermostat is an easy way to increase your energy and $$ savings.
- In the summer, set the thermostat as high as you can while still maintaining comfort.
- In the winter, set the thermostat as low as you can while still maintaining comfort.
- If you have central air conditioning and heating, keep the fan switch on “auto.” The exception is for multistory homes where temperature stratification is a problem between the upper and
Reviewed and Revised on 11/04/2013
Consumer electronics and appliances amount to about 15% of a home’s utility usage. Did you know these modern conveniences can cost you a lot of money even when they are turned off, but still plugged in?
Today an average American home is brimming with consumer electronics and appliances- televisions, DVD players, stereos, kitchen gadgets, etc. Most of the times these appliances stay plugged in, and are just turned off (but not unplugged) when not in …