I guess we really are the land of plenty, most people have some sort of electronics in their home. T.V.s, cell phones, DVD players, VCR’s, etc. The list goes on and on. And many families who would never be considered rich have one or more of these electronic devices. This is a great place to start with energy savings.
What if you could power all of these devices with your personal electricity; instead of having to buy it from the cash sucking power companies? Well you can and you can do it and fairly inexpensively. The most renewable energy source can be harvested by you with your own home wind turbine kit. And you can further reduce your power bills by following some the simple step outlined below.
That’s the good news, the bad news is that these electronic devices are costing you a bundle in electricity costs. Most people don’t realize that even though their electronic item is turned off it is still in ‘stand-by’ mode, which means that it is still using electricity…and costing you money.
If you’re not going to be using that t.v. in the basement for a long time than unplug it. I know it can be a bit of a hassle since you’ll probably need to re-set the channels, but if you unplug it every time it’s going to be sitting unused for a while, you can save yourself quite a bit of money over the course of a year!
Your computer is another energy hog. Many of us leave our computers on virtually around the clock all year long. I’ve heard conflicting opinions of whether or not it is good to turn your computer off daily, some say it’s best while other’s say it’s not good for it.
What you can do is to set your computer to an energy saving stand-by mode when not in use. It’s sometimes referred to as sleep mode. That way you will be saving electricity without having to reboot your computer every morning before you use it.
None of these changes are going to make you the next millionaire. But all of them, with wind power, can combine to make quite a dent on your energy bills. These are simple energy savings techniques that don’t take much time and you don’t need any money or very little money. With such little effort and the potential savings, why wouldn’t you do it?