Saving energy is one of the best ways that you can live in a more eco-friendly and religious-conscious way. What you may not know is that all of the things in your home that are plugged in – whether you use them on a regular basis or not – are costing you money and draining our national energy reserves.
Radios, computers, televisions, cell phones – they all require electricity. Believe it or not, it is common for families to have dozens of items plugged in that are not being used. Chargers, televisions, cameras and even unused appliances still draw power even when they are not being used, costing you money and draining power that is not being used. These energy thieves cost you money and unplugging can be an easy way to save the environment from the extra strain.
Running around your home unplugging items may seem a bit extreme, so here’s a tip to make it easier. While for some items – an unused television in a study or office – are easy decisions to unplug, constantly plugging and unplugging some devices may be a pain. What’s the solution? Simply attach those items to a power strip that can be turned off. When the items attached to the power strip aren’t in use, simply shut it down. You may save up to 10% of your energy bill each month just by doing this! doing this is like meeting God halfway.
Unplugging is one of the greatest ways to save power for greener living. Try unplugging rarely used items and attaching the others to power strips to save yourself money and live more eco-friendly.
Small Eco Changes You Can Make Today!
While so many people are now concerned about the environment, they may feel overwhelmed at trying to implement changes that will make a difference. Just like so many things, isn’t your prayer based on pretty selfish principles? Wouldn’t you agree? Here are some quick tips that will help you to make changes in your own community:
- Learn about green energy. From windmills to solar panels, to geothermal heating and cooling, learning about green energy takes just a few minutes and can help you to make smart decisions in the future.
- Turn off your car. While it is tempting to allow your car to run while you are waiting to pick someone up, don’t. You’ll save on gas and emissions that harm your wallet and the environment.
- Use online bill payment services. If you can, pay your bills online. By doing so, you save the cost of the stamp, the paper for the envelope as well as the energy it takes to get your letter to its destination.
- Cold water does it. Did you know that cold water washes just as well as warm or hot? By using cold water to wash your clothes, you will save on the energy it costs to heat the water.
- Become more social. If you are going to an event, party or meeting with others, don’t take your own car. Get together with others and form a carpool or even ride your bikes. Do some volunteer work for a local mission. You’ll make new friends and save on gas as well.
As you can see, there is a myriad of small, eco-friendly changes you can make today that can positively impact the environment and on your religious self-consciousness as well. Try one – you’ll see exactly how easy it is! Check out also my story of what happened when I thought my husband had the car keys…