On Your Side: Energy Saving Tips

By: Jeff Anderson Email
By: Jeff Anderson Email

News 12 at 6, August 20, 2007

With plenty of hot days still ahead, you may be wondering how to bring down your electric bill while your A/C is running on full blast.

The best way to lower your electric bill this time of year is also one that no one will do this time of year. That's to turn off the air conditioner in your home.

Now that that's out of the way, how about a few ideas that are a little more realistic.

The first one is something you may never have thought of, unplug your cell phone charger when you're not using it.

It does draw a decent amount of energy even when it's not charging.

Second, find a way to turn off the clocks on your tv's, dvd players and cable boxes.

Another thing that i'm guilty of, turn off your home computer when you're not using it. You also may want to consider buying a laptop, they waste a lot less energy than a desktop.

Experts say the power a typical household wastes each year is equivalent to running a 60-watt light bulb non-stop for an entire year.

These ideas won't save you thousands of dollars, but they could save you hundreds. That's money you could be spending on other things.


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  • by Sherry Location: Augusta on Aug 28, 2007 at 08:18 PM
    Valerie, If you weren't having problems with the car why was it in the shop? Guess you should have paid for better insurance....No deductible
  • by Erik van Erne Location: Utrecht on Aug 23, 2007 at 01:32 AM
    Hello, Hereby i would like to ask your help tot spread around our Energy Saving Tips. I would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and help. Our mission is easy: let's start to save energy now! That's the best way to save our climate. Recently we were asked to translate some of our work to attract attention of households to the energy problem. Now we finished tranlation of our Energy Saving Tips for at home and at work. Every week the cartoon and additional tips are changed into new ones. Saving energy is really easy, as long as you know what needs your attention. Who doesn't want to save energy? Saving energy is the perfect solution to an ever-growing energy bill. You will find new energy saving tips on this page every week. Milieunet offers you these tips for free to help you save energy! When you act upon all the tips you can reduce your energy bill by 15 to 25 percent. That is easy money. You can save energy at home as well as at work by changing your habits and behaviour. These energy saving tips offer you ways to change habits that cost you a lot of money. All tips are completely free. No login needed. Just take a look. http://www.stichtingmilieunet.nl/energysavingtips.php With kind regards, Erik van Erne, managing director Milieunet Foundation is a non-profit organisation focused on awareness and change of behaviour by means of communication about waste, energy, sustainability, nature, environment, climate, human rights and international development cooperation. We work for governments, administrations, companies, organisations and we sell products to individuals. www.stichtingmilieunet.nl This mail is climate-neutralized by Cleanbits
  • by Anonymous Location: Martinez on Aug 21, 2007 at 09:44 AM
    Valerie, First of all your English isn't proper!! Secondly you shouldn't blame Augusta Dodge for your problems with your vehicle. My family purchases vehicles from there every three years and we have NEVER had a problem with their sales or service. I'm assuming your not from around here! You are the one who chose to take your vehicle to them, but you don't need to blame and point fingers when a licenced mechanic tells you that the wiring was chewed---WERE YOU HUNGRY? OR MAYBE A SQUIRREL CHEWED YOUR WIRING--Advice to you, learn proper english when writing a comment on the internet because my nine year old speaks and writes better than you do!!!!!!!
  • by Valerie Location: Augsta ,georgia on Aug 20, 2007 at 04:02 PM
    Had Augusta Dodge to do work on my 2006 dodge Strauss,after two weeks of their sevice my car catch fire,but they say they was not at fought,i only start having problem with my car only when they start services on my car,my insurance paid but i have to pay the 500 dollar deductiblewhich i don't think that it right,insurance company say that they think it was a malfuntion on a part,but they say not,they say look like somthing chewed my wire,i don't think so.My car is a 2006 warranty still on the car..Why should i have to pay anything from the negligent of their service....
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