Friday, 20 July 2012

Electrical Use Mistakes that Will Cost You

It is remarkably easy to waste electricity in our homes. Reducing some of this waste requires replacing inefficient equipment, but much of it can be solved by low or no-cost changes, or often, just a change in behavior.

Mistake #1: Leaving Ceiling Fans Running

Starting with the simple stuff, an amazing amount of electricity is wasted by just leaving things on when not needed. Ceiling fans are the worst culprits - if you aren't sitting under a fan, it isn't doing anything but wasting energy. Turn them off when you leave the room, period. If you're too lazy to flip a switch, then invest in timers or occupancy sensors that will do it for you.