Cutting back on electricity can save you some cash, but the savings vary. For example, unplugging an idle phone charge will save you a whopping $6 a year, if that. On the other hand, using a space heater rather can save you up to a thousand bucks a year. This chart tells you how much you’ll actually save using a handful of different strategies.
Web publisher Michael Bluejay runs a fascinating and thorough site on saving electricity. He lists a number of different ways to save money, and even offers a handy chart that quantifies your savings with 10 of the most common methods for saving. A few highlights include:
If you want to see which energy saving strategies pay off most, the full chart is worth checking out. In his full chart, he also lists the methodology he uses for each strategy.
Bluejay also has an interactive tool that allows you to calculate the actual cost of different appliances in your home. It’s definitely worth a look.
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Saving Electricity | Michael Bluejay