Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Conserving Power

Thanks for the guest post by Jonathan Curtis

My mom called me yesterday and told me that she heard on the radio that if you unplug all of your appliances when you are not using them, then you can save over $100 per year on your power bill. I do not know if this is actually true or not, but I am willing to try it. I have already looked into TXU energy information to see if I can save money on my power bill. I have also been trying to conserve energy in different ways. I always turn off lights when I leave a room and try to use natural sunlight whenever possible. I have replaced many light bulbs in my home with LED bulbs. I use surge protectors so I can quickly turn the power off for appliances before I go out of town. I had my entire home caulked and sealed when I moved in to insure that no heat or air conditioning could escape. So far I have been able to keep my power bill to a reasonable amount. I hope to save even more in the coming months. With everything else in my life being so expensive, power is one thing I am not willing to splurge on.

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