Monday, October 4, 2010

So October...

October is Energy Awareness Month.
Small steps at home can make a big difference in protecting our environment and saving energy.

A few tips, what we can do at home;

*Replacing all the bulbs with CFL bulbs.

*To turn down the thermostat on the hot water heater about 5 degrees.

*Unplugged all unnecessary appliances, lamps, etc.

*Buy a meter which monitors the appliances and energy usage in the house..a monitor actually computes how much you’re using an hour.

*Make your washer use warm/cold vs hot water.

*Solar hot water system

*Removing window screens allows about 25%(wowed me, when I found out) more light and more solar gain on south facing windows.

You'll be smiling when you receive next month’s electric bill and see how much you have saved:)

Save electricity is a good thing for all. How do you save electricity? Any other tips on saving energy? I would love to hear them.

Save and smile!!!!


  1. I never knew that about the window screens, wow, that's a lot of light they block! We're always careful to shut off lights and appliances in empty rooms, and cautious with our driving too, to save gas by combining trips.

  2. We try to be pretty energy efficient around here too - have a great week! :)

  3. I'm big into unplugging and I'm gradually replacing everything with CFL bulbs. I like those actually!

  4. Thanks for the tips Yonca. I didn't know about the window screens either.

    October is also breast cancer awareness month. Please stop by for some ideas.

  5. Great tips. We have changed all our bulbs out to CFL. Think you covered them all maybe new energy efficient appliances in the long run:)

  6. Wow--great tips. We have talked about putting solar panels up. We do most of this but I need a few more CFL bulbs. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

  7. I didn't know about the window screens!

    love the falling leaves on your blog! : )

  8. I actually changed my billing into equal monthly payments so I don't have huge power bills this winter.

    Hot water in the washing machine is not good for your clothes either.

  9. Just thought I would stop to say hi! I had surgery on my foot(bunion surgery) this summer, so I wasn't doing much blogging. So, now that the foot feels good, here I am. I am here until the next one.
    Your blog is always so informative. Thanks for sharing.
    Love the falling leaves. Such a nice way to greet in the season!
    Thank you for your comments on my blog while I was away.

  10. I didn't know that October is Energy Awareness Month. I'll have to Google it to see who started it and when.

    Am I the only one who didn't know this. :)

  11. I didn't know it was energy efficient month either. I really need to get some more of those light bulbs. I only have one right now.

    Thanks for sharing these tips.

  12. Wow, 25%! That's a lot! I'm going to have to get my husband to take our screens down right away!

    Thanks for the great tips, Yonca!

  13. Excellent tips! Love the falling leaves on your blog!

  14. Great tips Yonca! We really need these!

    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  15. fabulous tips Yonca. And LOVING the autumn leaves....

  16. I have changed all my bulbs out to CFL. Great tips, Yonca, thanks for sharing this.

    B xx

  17. We started updating our house to more energy efficient windows and doors and I couldn't believe that with only half the house done, what a big difference it made.


I' m loving to read your comments:)


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