Conserving energy (and money!) does not always require large steps. These small, simple actions can also help reduce your energy use:
- If your small appliance has a digital display, it’s using energy even when it’s not in use. Unplug the appliance when not in use.
- Have you adjusted the display on your television since you bought it? New sets are typically set to a bright, high-contrast display that consumes more power.
- Remove any aluminum foil covering your oven racks. The foil can restrict airflow and reduce the energy-efficiency of the appliance.
- Simple tips for saving energy without making permanent improvements include installing energy-efficient light bulbs, plugging electronics into power strips, and taking shorter showers.