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Each Neighbor Should Do Their Bit

04/28/2008
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According to Home Energy Saver.gov, the average energy bill for a household in Warren is $1651 and they estimate that with cost saving efficiencies that could be reduced by $682 per family.

With higher gas, electric and fuel oil prices it’s time for every neighbor to do their bit and help save.

Do we need every window with an imitation electric candle, every room lite at night, decorated trees and shrubs with twinkle lights and spot light displays on sides of homes and apartments?

We really can “change the world” with one light bulb. The key is that the more people who take this step, the more we can change the world.

We can fight the light by turning them off when no ones in the room and if you are going to be out of that room for more than five minutes, then TURN OFF the LIGHT.

When possible, use those compact fluorescent light bulbs with all those “curly” circles for they produce the same amount of light by using a fourth the energy and they last for years.

Simple things like turning off the TV when no one is watching, computers, radios and stereos also.

Wasting water wastes electricity and the reason is simple. The biggest use of electricity in most cities is supplying water and cleaning it up after been used.

According to most researchers, a load of dishes in a diswasher uses 37 percent less water than washing dishes by hand BUT if you fill one side of the sink with soapy water and the other side with rinse you’ll use half as much water as a dishwasher. Doing dishes this way saves enough water for a 5 minute shower.

Over the next couple of weeks we will add more cost saving ideas.

If we ALL do our small bit then we ALL can afford the costs and we’ll see that cost go down. Think of each others needs and not what’s good for yourself. It really only costs you a little time and effort.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Rose permalink
    04/28/2008 8:12 pm

    Sometimes going green can cost a lot of money. I think that’s why people put it off. But as far as getting the whole neighborhood to share your thoughts on ,is pretty hard to come by. Although, while working at NORA I was able to convince my neighbors to switch out their heating oil for the new B5 oil. I showed them my expense reports and they saw the potential. If all oil users were to use B5, we can save 400 Million gallons of oil. Imagine that. 400 Million Gallons. Good thing we all switched here. Trust me, most of us are wayyyyyy less grouchy during the winter, except for the occansional complainer. Ugh.

    Check this site out:

    http://www.oilheatamerica.com/index.mv?screen=bioheat

    It’s the site that helped me convince everyone.

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