Energy Awareness Month
Posted on 10-17-2022
This October is the 31st year since Energy Awareness Month was declared by President George H.W. Bush. It was created to remind government and organizations the importance of conserving the precious and valuable resource of energy.
If we switched to energy efficient appliances globally, we could reduce the global electric consumption by 10 percent which is a $350 billion savings. If you are using appliances that are over 15 years old, it's time to switch to a more energy efficient appliance. Also, you can earn some spare cash by having your old appliance recycled such as the extra fridge setting in your garage.
October is also a good time to remember the vampires lurking in your home and office. No, not the vampires roaming with a black cape and scary fangs, but the electronics you leave plugged in that are draining electricity even when not in use and adding to your energy bill. Be sure to unplug electronics you aren't using and shut down computers at night or when away from home or the office.
Trees are beautiful in the fall. They are also useful in the spring and summer for shading a home and business allowing you to keep the thermostat from running so much to cool a room down. Invest in smart landscaping for natural beauty as well as a natural energy resource.
Did You Know?
The Yellowstone National Park wildfires of 1988 were estimated to have produced 77.9 billion megajoules of energy over the fire's 71-day life. The wildfires' energy was equivalent to 22 million megawatt-hours, nearly as much as California and Oregon consumed in December 2011.