Top 10 bad energy wasting habits
Making these simple changes will help save energy.
We're all guilty of bad habits. Don't live in denial, it only wastes energy. The good news is, you can become a reformed energy hog by avoiding these energy-guzzling habits.
I waste time and energy in front of the fridge.
People spend about 10.4 hours a year staring at an open fridge.1
I buy incandescent bulbs.
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I fall asleep with the television on.
If it's your nightly routine, it costs you about $55 a year or a nice dinner.2
I keep my charged laptop and cell phone plugged-in.
Psst.. It won’t go past 100%, but it’ll waste energy. Learn more about vampire energy.
I let Energy Vampires use energy during standby mode.
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I don’t program my programmable thermostat.
What?! It’s costing you about $180 a year.3
I bake on summer afternoons.
Your AC’s breaking a sweat to keep your home cool.
I leave fans on in empty rooms.
Remember, fans cool people NOT rooms.
I forget to change out air filters.
Think of the dust inhaled and energy wasted.
I leave the lights on when I exit a room.
They’re just as easy to turn on as they're to turn off.
Sources: 1.) Fridge: LA Times 2.) Television: The Energy Collective 3.) Thermostat: ENERGY STAR