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Reducing Energy Loss in the Home

Blog by Patricia Houlihan - Personal Real Estate Corporation | October 8th, 2008

Reducing Energy Loss in the Home

Here is the Macgreen tip of the month:

Almost 50% of home energy use is actually energy loss. This really means there is no productive energy use at all. Here are some simple tips that can reduce the energy loss and in addition save money on those electricity bills.

Follow these easy guidelines to reduce energy loss in the home:

  • Make sure you use a right-size pot on your stove burners. You can save about $36 annually for an electric range or $18 for a gas range.
  • Try to keep electronics that are remote controlled or use a power cube transformer plugged into a power strip. Always turn the power strip off and/or unplug when not in use.
  • If each household performed this, 50 watts of electricity would be saved from each household.
  • Keep your head out of the refrigerator! Refrigerators are the single biggest energy consuming kitchen appliance and they account for $30 to $60 of a family's electricity bill.