Your Guide To Teleworking and Energy Efficiency
As many of us adjust to working from home, customers may be worried about the sudden increase in energy use at home. Southern California Edison is committed to helping customers save energy in their new work environment. Here are four helpful energy-saving tips:
- Change out the bulbs in five of your most utilized light fixtures to ENERGY STAR® certified bulbs. ENERGY STAR® light bulbs use up to 90% less energy and can last 15-25 times longer than standard bulbs. Don’t forget to turn off lights when not in use. By doing so, you could save more than $65 a year in energy costs. Get tips to help you match bulb brightness and shade for each room of your house.
- This next tip is the easy and best of all – free! Embrace natural light and air by utilizing your curtains. Opening your windows in the early morning and late evening hours to help heat or cool your home.
- Did you know that the average home has about 40 vampire electronics? Vampire appliances slowly drain energy even when you are not using them. To avoid vampire energy loss, unplug devices until you need to use them. You can also use power strips so devices are not consuming power when you are not around. Find out more about how to eliminate vampire appliances.
- Give your stove or oven a break and utilize your smaller kitchen appliances. Cooking appliances like slow cookers, microwaves, and toaster ovens use anywhere from 50% - 80% less energy than standard stovetops and ovens. Get tips on how to save energy while cooking.
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