by admin On Aug 16 2016
It’s back to school season, and you know what that means. It’s back to juggling dance lessons, and football practice. Scrambling to get dinner ready on time, and yawning your way through checking homework! So, how are you supposed to deal with the daily grind and save energy at the same time? Luckily we’ve put together a few tips for you to make energy saving during back to school season a breeze!
Eliminate energy suckers.
When you leave your electronics plugged in, they actually quietly drain your energy, even when you’re not using them. Whenever you can unplug your devices when they aren’t in use, or use a power strip to turn off the trickle of electricity to your electronics. Teach your children to not leave their cell phones on the charger and to turn off the power strip that feeds into computers, printers, and other devices when you’re not using them.
Get a programmable thermostat.
Save some energy by programming your thermostat to raise the temperature of your house when you’re at work and the kids are at school. Then set it again to automatically lower whenever you get home, or around bedtime.
Turn off all of your lights.
Leaving the lights on all day is a big energy drainer, even if it’s just in one room. Put your lights on a timer or use light sensors to turn the lights on automatically once it’s dark out. If you happen to have a room that is in the dark for most of the day, opt for motion sensors to turn on the lights whenever you enter, and turn off when you leave.
Track what you use.
From month to month track how much electricity you’re using. This is a great way to better understand how and when your family uses electricity. Identify high use times, and talk with your family about when and where you can save energy in your home.
Check out our blog for more back to school energy saving tips!