Monthly Archives: January 2011
Overloaded sockets and overheated appliances have been in the spotlight this week.
Electrical Fire Safety Week started for the first time last week, raising awareness of one of the biggest causes of accidental house fires in the country.
Fire chiefs are warning that after cold weather, many sockets could still be … Read More
Posted on January 31st, 2011
Here is one cute example using renewable energy…….
Posted on January 28th, 2011
What do you know about renewable energy?
Take this quiz…….. it may surprise you……
Posted on January 27th, 2011
What is Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy sources can be replenished. The 5 renewable sources used most often are:
- Biomass-including wood and wood waste, municipal solid waste, landfill gas, and biogas, ethanol & biodiesel.
- Water (hydropower)
What roll does renewable energy play in the United States?
- The use of renewable … Read More
Posted on January 24th, 2011
- A front-loading Energy Star labeled washing machine will use 50% less energy and water
- Use cold water whenever possible to wash clothes
- Reduce the number of times you run the machine by always waiting until you have a full load
- Clean the lint from your dryer after each use
Posted on January 21st, 2011
- Remember to always turn off the lights when you leave the room
- Install compact fluorescent light bulbs
- use Energy Star qualified light fixtures
- In the winter, your ceiling fan can help improve your comfort. Most fans have a switch that allows you … Read More
Posted on January 20th, 2011
Stove & Oven
- Match the pan size to the element size-a 6 inch pan on an 8 inch burner will wast over 40% of the heat produced
- Keep your stovetop clean-when a burner becomes blackened they can absorb a lot of heat reducing the burners efficiency
- Self Cleaning Ovens are more efficient … Read More
Posted on January 17th, 2011
- Keep your freezer stocked. Frozen items in the freezer help keep the other items frozen. You can add containers or bags of ice if you are unable to keep your freezer full of food.
- Don’t use your icemaker. A constantly running icemaker could increase energy usage by as much … Read More
Posted on January 12th, 2011