GREENER HACKS #13 Light Switch Key Holder Posted on September 04, 2015
GREENER HACKS #13 Light Switch Key Holder September 04 2015
GREENER HACKS #12 Take a picture of your fridge.... September 04 2015
GREENER HACKS #11 Keeping Weevils Out Of Your Pantry September 04 2015
GREENER HACKS #10 When your out of AA Batteries... September 04 2015
GREENER HACKS #9 Garbage bins made easy September 04 2015
GREENER HACKS #8 How to ripen a pineapple September 04 2015
GREENER HACKS #1 Easy Eat Mandarin September 04 2015
GREENER HACKS #3 Winter Draft Stopper September 04 2015
GREENER HACKS #2 Making Shelling Eggs Easy... September 04 2015
GREENER HACKS #4 Grape Ice Cubes August 31 2015
GREENER HACKS #5 Keep an Apple with your Potatoes August 31 2015
Do you hate those ugly sprouts that form on your potatoes after just a couple of weeks? It turns out an apple a day might keep those sprouts away and also help the potatoes last longer.
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- Save money by keeping your window blinds, shades and curtains closed. During the winter, you can prevent the cold air from seeping into your home, so you reduce the amount of energy it takes to reheat your house. In the summer, you can prevent the hot sun from making it too hot indoors, so you reduce the amount of air conditioning that you need.
- During the hot months, use a slow cooker to cook your meals. It cooks foods slowly and it doesn’t heat your house, so you won’t have to pump up your air conditioning. Likewise, you should use your oven to make baked meals in the winter, since you can heat the house and cook your meal at the same time.
- Microwave everything. And, if you can’t cook your food in the microwave, try using the toaster oven. Both use a lot less electricity than your kitchen oven, so you’ll save money every time you use it.
- When you cook meals in the oven, double your recipe. Instead of roasting one chicken, roast two and use the second for chicken salad or cold cuts. When you make meat loaf, make two or three batches, so you can freeze the rest. Then, when you are too busy to cook, you can simply pull it out of the freezer and you have a quick meal in minutes.
- Whenever possible, wash your clothes in cool water instead of hot water. Warming the water in your hot water heater requires extra electricity, so using cool water reduces the excess spending. Remember, though, that there are times that you will need to use hot water. Just choose wisely.
- Also choose when to hang your clothes dry. Electric dryers require a lot of electricity, and you can significantly reduce your electric bill by hanging clothes dry. In winter dry your clothes inside on a clothes horse near your heater. You stay warm as well as drying your clothes
- Have your air conditioning and heating unit checked yearly. When your unit is operating correctly and is clean, you will save money since it is operating efficiently.
GREENER HACKS #6 Identify and Eliminate Energy Vampires August 24 2015
Energy vampires are devices that use electricity even when they are turned off. Together they can account for up to 20 percent of your electric bill.
You can improve your home’s energy savings by identifying and unplugging your energy vampires. Here are some examples of energy vampires:
Wall Warts: Devices – such as cell phone chargers – have a large plug. They consume energy, even when the device to be charged is not attached.
Bricks: Cords used with laptop computers, televisions and some cable TV equipment are often joined in the middle by large black boxes. These “bricks” use energy continuously as long as they remain plugged in.
Other examples are:
- Cable/satellite boxes
- Digital TV converters
- DVR, VCR, DVD players
- Mobile/cellular devices
- MP3 players
- Video game consoles
- Standby coffee makers
- Devices that turn on instantly via remote control
- Devices with standby light or clock
Unplug Energy-Consuming Vampires
It sounds too simple to be true, but unplugging devices when not in use can save you money.
Eliminate Vampires to Make A Difference
By controlling your energy vampires, you can improve your energy savings.
- Use energy-saving features commonly built into personal computers.
- Plug wall warts and bricks into power strips, and turn them off when not needed. Using “smart” power strips makes it even easier. These power strips automatically cut off power when devices are not in use.
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