Danny Seo, our favorite eco-guru, as always has great ideas to share when it comes to saving energy. Check out one of his tips below and be on your way to break your bad un-eco habits.
BAD HABIT #1: Wasting Electricity
The US Department of Energy says that in the average home, 75% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. That means that only a quarter of the energy used to power electronics is actually spent doing its job - powering up the device. The other 75% gets simply wasted. Use the easy tips below to help save electricity without really trying.
- Plug all your major appliances (TV, DVD player, stereo) into a surge protector. Even when these electronics are turned off, they are still using electricity and wasting you money. To stop the flow of electricity completely, turn off the surge protector to cut off all electricity. Just one quick switch is all it takes to completely power off your big electronics.
- People commonly leave their cell phone and MP3 player chargers plugged into the wall even when not in use. Be sure to unplug them since they still charge up even when not in use.