Friday, January 23, 2009


These are my friends and I next to a shipwreck .I´m next to the girl in yellow on the right.

How to save energy around the house
By Huddler's Green Home Community
From shutting down the electronics and picking up a book to closing your curtains at the right time, here are simple things you can do to save energy, and cash, in your home:
1. Lower your thermostat a few degrees in the winter. An ideal temperature for a home is 20 degrees. If you leave the house for a prolonged period of time in the winter, turn the thermostat down more.
2. Close your curtains during the night to keep in heat and open them during the day to let the sun warm your room and reduce heating needs. In the winter, opening curtains and shades in the day can let in sunshine and heat up your home. Closing curtains at night will prevent some heat from escaping and will reduce the chill from windows. In the summer, keep curtains and shades closed in the day to prevent unnecessary heat gain
3. Replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs CFLs will save you up to 75% of lighting costs and will save the environment from approximately 1,300 pounds of carbon dioxide over the course of its lifetime. This is because CFLs use one-quarter to one-third as much electricity as incandescent bulbs and last up to ten times longer.
4. Turn off lights when you leave a room. Turn off lights that you don't need (for example, if you are sitting at a desk reading, use a desk lamp instead of the overhead light).
5. Unplug electronics and battery chargers when you are not using them. Even when these items are turned off, they still draw electricity. This is called vampire power and all your small household electronics can draw power as your refrigerator.
6. Install low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and high efficiency toilets. This will of course save water, but it will also save energy in the pumping, transporting, and treating of your water.
7. When you are buying new appliances, go for Energy Star. They're up to 40% more efficient than other models.
8. If your heating equipment is more than 15 years old, try Energy Star furnaces, boilers, etc. New furnaces are generally 15% more efficient than older models. Getting properly sized.

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