On bright days, open blinds, drapes, and shutters to let the sun light your home naturally, and for free. The cheapest and most energy-efficient light and heat source is often right outside your window. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
When buying a car, look at the sticker price AND the mileage. Consider a car that gets 30 miles per gallon versus one that gets 20. If you drive about 15,000 miles per year, at $3.50 a gallon at the gas pump that difference can cost or save you more than $4,000 in just five… Continue Reading
Keeping your refrigerator and freezer full help to retain the cool air and reduce the amount of time the appliance must run in order to keep your items cool or frozen. If your fridge and freezer aren’t full, put in plastic bottles 2/3 full of water. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to… Continue Reading
Imagine if we could keep in-state the $6 billion we spend annually on energy? By George Smith Central Maine newspapers column Maine has lots of energy, or the potential for it. As I sat through the interesting E2Tech conference on “Aligning Energy Challenges with Compatible Policies,” I kept staring at the beautiful wood fireplace in… Continue Reading
Many appliances use incredibly large amounts of energy even when they’re turned off. Unplug all appliances when not in use – and that includes the power strip, which also nibbles at your electricity budget.
Typical American washing machines that load from the top can use as much as 45 gallons of water. A front-loading washing machine can use as little as 15 gallons of water per load. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Slow cookers such as crock pots use less electricity than a traditional oven—around 200 watts of electricity per hour. Bonus: letting food cook all day means a meal is ready when you get home after work or errands. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click… Continue Reading
Ask retailers about their energy policies, whether they use toxic-free cleaning products, recycled paper, and other questions that let them know their customers want them to be as environmentally friendly as possible. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
If you use a dishwasher, save energy and shrink your carbon footprint..