Thursday, April 19, 2012

Energy Hogs

This morning I heard a commercial about a tax rebate in NY state for buying a new energy efficient appliance. Many old appliances are energy hogs and one reason why domestic energy consumption has more than doubled between 1949 and 2010. WiseBread.com has identified 7 Deadly Energy Sinners.
  1. Older refrigerators hold up better but they also use up to three times more energy.
  2. An old freezer can cost $120 in energy
  3. A clothes dryer literally burns energy. 200 hour-long drying cycles can cost $85. That's cheaper than a Laundromat but money that could be saved with a clothesline.
  4. Space Heaters use the power of a hair blow dryer but stay on for much longer.
  5. TV's can use up to 1 kilowatt of energy when left on when you're not in the room. This adds $30 to your energy bill.
  6. PC's if left on 8 hours a day will consume $60 per years
  7. A swimming pool pump costs $240 per year to operate
Bottom Line

Turn off appliances when not in use.

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