Where Your Home Energy Dollars Go.
44% Heating and Cooling
33% Lighting, Cooking and Other Appliances
14% Water Heating
Energy Saving Tips
When drying clothes, dry only full loads. Dry loads one after another to take advantage of heat buildup. Clean the lint screen before and after each load.
Turn off lights when not in use. Keep lights clean. Replace your most used incandescent with compact florescent bulbs. They use up to 75% less energy.
When washing clothes, use cold water when you can. Wash only full loads and select the correct water level for the load size.
Use the microwave to save energy cooking. Pre-heat only for baking. Avoid opening the oven to check the progress. Turn oven off before food is done, use retained heat to finish cooking.
Showers use much less hot water than baths. Install energy saving low-flow shower heads and flow restrictors. Fix leaks to save energy and water. Fill the bathtub half way or less.
Determine the Amount of Electricity Your Appliances Use
Energy conservation is an important part of our daily lives It may be helpful to you to have a better understanding of the term KILOWATT. A kilowatt (KW) is what we use to measure the electricity we consume. Kilo Means 1,000 and watt is our basic unit of electrical energy, forming the word kilowatt.
In order to estimate energy consumed by each appliance, you must know the wattage of the appliance and the hours it is used each month. You will find the wattage stamped on a metal plate attached to the appliance or engraved on the appliance itself. Use the following method to determine the kilowatt hours consumed by each appliance.
WATTAGE X HOURS USED / 1,000 = KILOWATT HOURS.
Attached is a list of typical household appliance, the wattage required to operate them and the cost per kilowatt hours. These calculations are based on the per KWH rate of $.093.
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