Posted on: August 4, 2009
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some ideas on how to conserve energy and make your home a little greener. I will enlist the help of one of my agents Zeta Cross who holds the designations of NAR Green and EcoBroker. Here is Zeta’s first tip on conserving energy, saving money and being greener.
Did you know that a number of appliances in your home use electricity when they are not in use but remain plugged in to an outlet? This phantom electric load could add up to as much as 10% of your monthly usage.
1) Unplug appliances that are not in use such as coffee makers, toasters, hair dryers, and cell phone chargers.
2) Plug larger items, like your television, home entertainment equipment, computer, printers, and fax machines , into a power strip and after shutting these items down properly turn off your power strip.
Remember if its not in use unplug it! You’ll be conserving energy and saving money!
CHECK BACK FOR MORE MONEY SAVING GREEN TIPS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.
Posted by Paul Walsh