What values do you pass down to your children? Which are so important that it would drive you insane and make you feel like a failure of a parent if they didn’t eventually live that value out in their life? Energy savings and being environmentally friendly may or may not be one of those. Regardless … Continue reading How to Save Energy with Your Kids This Year
You need to save energy. Like, yesterday. So where do you look? Do you spend hours adding gaskets to your electric outlets? No! That only saves you pennies per year. Instead, start with these biggest consumers of energy: 1. Cooling If you can, simply run your AC less often. Installing a Nest smart thermostat takes … Continue reading The 3 Top Energy Savings Opportunities in Your Home
Oh my goodness! You left your TV plugged in, and it has a self-turn-on feature that means it drains energy when not unplugged. (Gasp.) Should you feel guilty about that because you’re not being as green as possible? Or, is it truly not a huge deal after all, and you’re really making mountains out of … Continue reading How Much Energy Do Your Tech Gadgets Use?
One person recommends you shut your computer down for the night to save energy. Another says shutting your computer down too frequently causes damage. They say that shutting down and starting up your computer more frequently actually uses more energy. …Who’s right? You’ve certainly had the conversation in your own mind before. And perhaps you’ve … Continue reading The Truth Behind Shutting Down Your Computer and Putting It in Sleep Mode