Tips to Save EnergyToo often people think being energy efficient means added expense and inconvenience, but small steps can often make a big difference. Ask yourself these 10 questions to assess how you're doing when it comes to saving money, and the planet:
1. Are you always in a hurry?
Waking up just 10 minutes earlier can alleviate the tendency to drive aggressively. Driving 65 mph uses 15 percent more fuel than going 55 mpg (similar to adding 40 + cents per gallon to the price of gas).
2. Do you wash clothes in hot water?
It takes a lot of energy to heat water, especially the amount it takes to fill your washing machine. Run colder cycles when possible: Tide Cold Water, a Green Good Housekeeping Seal holder works well at cold temperatures. When drying, use the sensor-dry cycle to avoid running your dryer unneccesarily.
3. Do you drive short distances?
Try walking, biking, or taking public transportation when possible.Read More »from 10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Energy Efficiency