Friday, July 22, 2011

Save Money by Saving Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ad Council recently launched a national consumer education campaign to help consumers save money on utility bills. The public service advertisements (PSAs), aim to help consumers save money on their energy bills by doing things such as sealing leaks in their homes and using energy efficient products.

"Americans spend about $2,000 per household on energy every year—but many of them could save a few hundred of that without changing their lifestyle," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "Many American families can take simple steps to reduce their energy bill, while making their homes more comfortable, and use that money for something they really need or want."

Here they are for your viewing pleasure:

The PSAs direct homeowners to Energy Savers, where they can find tools and information to help them make their homes more efficient. Energy-saving tips on the website include:

Saving more than $100 a year on heating and cooling bills by using a programmable thermostat to make sure you are only conditioning your home when you need to be;
Upgrading 15 of the traditional light bulbs in your home, which could save you about $50 per year; and
Using Energy Star qualified appliances to save even more.

1 comment:

Roselyn Withem said...

I don't think I can ever throw away my flat screen TV off a cliff, just like what they did in the video, but I understand the repercussions of buying appliances that spend a lot of energy. We all need to do our part and help save energy by buying household items with Energy Star® labels. Items with these labels are tested and proven to be the most energy-efficient in their product category.

Roselyn Withem

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