It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
The air is already turning cooler, meaning more energy being consumed as I cook more and the heat kicks in.
And, here in PA energy costs are set to rise as rate caps expire. (Local peeps can check out PA energy supplier comparisons here if you’re thinking of switching.)
We use tons of energy here in the US, as you can see in the infographic below… no surprise there. But if you make an effort to not waste a single kilowatt, this winter doesn’t have to be a budget-breaker.
I’ve written about all the ways we conserve energy in our drafty farmhouse; the hair-dryer using as much energy as an air conditioner was news to me, though! Here I’d been suffering through heat waves but blithely drying my hair when I wasn’t even planning to leave the house.
Check out the major energy hogs in your house, and tips to conserve energy and money this year.
Are you conscious of your energy use?
How do you conserve?