We're all guilty of bad habits. Don't live in denial, it only wastes energy. The good news, you can become a reformed energy hog by avoiding these energy-guzzling habits.
I waste time and energy in front of the fridge.
People spend about 10.4 hours a year staring at an open fridge.1
I buy incandescent bulbs.
CFLs save about $40 in energy costs over their lifetime.
I fall asleep with the television on.
If it's your nightly routine, it costs you about $55 a year or a nice dinner.2
I keep my charged laptop and cell phone plugged-in.
Psst.. It won’t go past 100%, but it’ll waste energy.
I let Energy Vampires use energy during standby mode.
Borrow a Kill A Watt™ to stop them—it’ll save you energy.
I don’t program my programmable thermostat.
What?! It’s costing you about $180 a year.3
I bake on summer afternoons.
Your AC’s breaking a sweat to keep your home cool.
I leave fans on in empty rooms.
Remember, fans cool people NOT rooms.
I forget to change out air filters.
Think of the dust inhaled and energy wasted.