Turning Off Circuit Breakers While AwayI am leaving my condo for 9 months, what breakers do I shut down?
Using Motion Sensor LightsMotion sensor light are great for a feeling of security in your driveway and backyard. They work well to save power by turning off when no one is around.
Comparing CFL And LED LightbulbsMost people have replaced their traditional incandescent lightbulbs with energy efficient alternatives, such as CFL (Compact Fluorescent) or LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs. Each type has different pros and cons to consider when choosing a bulb. This page is about comparing CFL and LED lightbulbs.
Reducing Energy Usage in the SummerThis is a page about reducing energy usage in the summer. Cooling costs can add up in the summer, if you are not smart about ways you can save energy.
Celebrating Earth HourThis page is about celebrating earth hour. When a whole country decides to turn off their power for an hour, energy is saved and people learn important lessons.
Uses for LED LightsThis is a page about uses for LED lights. LED lights are very energy efficient and thus it is tempting to find lots of uses for them.
Saving Money on LightingThis is a page about saving money on lighting. Lighting for your home is one area where you can save money relatively easily.
Increasing the Lifespan of a Light Bulb?Can you save a light bulb from going out?
Cut Electricity Bill and Keep the ACWe live in South Florida, where AC is generally not an option, but a necessity. We're on the electric company's budget billing plan, but have slashed $100+ a month off compared to last year's bill - even with hotter temperatures this year.
Turn Off Unused Lights?Does it cost more to leave lights on or to turn them off and on? I was raised that when you leave a room, you turn off the lights. My husband says to leave lights on and turn them off when you're completely finished for the day.
CFL Bulbs Won't Work in Older 5th Wheel CamperWe have a 1977 Golden Nugget 5th wheel camper. I want to put CFL bulbs in it, but when I do, they do not work. Regular light bulbs work fine. I have tried a few different brands and had the same results.
Making Solar Panels at Home?Can't find former post about DIY solar panels. It was by a woman and could be done for about $150.
Impact of Candle Warmers on Your Electric Bill?I have heard that using electric candlewarmers will really increase your electric bill since it is basically a hot plate. Has anyone noticed this?
Use Lids When CookingWhen cooking on the stove, put lids on your pans. The food will heat up much faster than if not using a lid. Thus, saving you money on your power bill.