November 30, 2012
Saving on energy and saving on money go hand in hand – especially when the rates you pay seem to keep climbing each month. There are lots and lots of ways you can save on both and it’s really not that difficult.
Below are just a few suggestions to help you save some energy and save some green:
1. Look at an alternative energy provider. Sites like www.ShopElectricityRatesTexas.com can help you get started on that and, even if you can’t find what you’re looking for there, you’ll find plenty of energy saving tips. Who knows? Switching to an alternative energy provider could help you save some money, too.
2. Give the energy hogs a rest. Computer and gaming consoles, especially. If you aren’t using them then turn them off and pull the plug. Gaming consoles use an exorbitant amount of power while they are in use, but they can also draw power while in the OFF position.
3. Keep the lights off in empty rooms. If you aren’t occupying a room, make sure you turn off the lights. This can be hard to get across with children and if they just won’t listen, there are tools and devices you can get – timers, motion sensors, etc. – that can help.