Simple Around-the-Home Energy Savings
Committed to affordability, Green Choice Energy encourages families to find ways of generating substantial electricity savings through home efficiency. Fortunately, there are countless quick and easy ways to save energy around your home! Read on for four simple ways to save energy around the home:
- Shut off devices and appliances when they are not in use: The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that approximately 10 percent of the average household electric bill is due to phantom energy loads.
- Turn off computer monitors while you are away from your desk: Most monitors consume about two-thirds of a computer’s total energy use. You can save energy by turning it off when you’re done.
- Utilize the microwave as opposed to using the stove or oven: Today’s microwaves are compact and highly efficient and require only 20 percent of the energy of conventional ovens to perform equivalent cooking tasks.
- Wash your clothes in cold water: According to Tide, which is owned by Procter & Gamble, if 75 percent of laundry loads are washed with cold water, it would have the same impact on greenhouse gas emissions as removing about a million cars from the road for a year.
Green Choice Energy makes it simple to power your home or business from environmentally friendly sources. Serving consumers in seven states and the District of Columbia, Green Choice Energy encourages families to achieve cost savings and reduce their carbon footprint through changing daily habits. Another great way to be more energy efficient is by switching to 100 percent renewable energy. Sign up with Green Choice Energy today!