Summer is the season when we cool our homes and rely on our refrigerators more. It is also the time of year when our energy and electric bills rise. Enterprises TV offers some energy saving solutions for the summer.
If the refrigerator is not so new, now is a good time to go shopping for a new one. Older fridges cost more money to run and don’t keep food as fresh in them as a newer one. Most new fridge models have an Energy Star rating which means they are better at saving the consumer money. Go shopping and find the best model for the household budget.
Drying clothes in the clothes dryer is convenient and quick. Drying clothes outside can save some money assuming we don’t live in a rainy area. Instead, after washing clothes, pull out items which can be hung dry outside or inside. Use medium heat instead of high heat. Take clothes out and let them hang dry if not completely dry instead of running the dryer again.
Invest in a programmable thermostat. It honestly saves money by letting us set the days and times when we want less air or more air conditioning. It may cost a little bit more to buy it and install it, but in the end, it could save us over $100 a year in energy costs.
The Enterprises TV show also suggests using an e-reader if there are voracious readers in the family. Think about how much it costs in energy to print one book and transport it to a seller. It costs less energy to charge and use an e-reader than it does to pack 5 books for a summer beach vacation. Save money with these easy to implement energy savings solutions this summer.