Friday, February 19, 2010

The Power of Unplugging Appliances

Hey there Going Green members and welcome back to another post on how to receive for going green!  Today's topic is: Unplugging Appliances

This is HUGE!  How many of us have a Plasma TV, Toaster Ovens, Video Game Consoles, Computers and other large appliances?  Everyone's hands just about up? Okay, well for my next question: How many of us use those all at the same?  Oh no, the hands fell down.  Exactly

Everyday, I make it a priority to go around and unplug all unused appliances and ensure if I do use them for a brief moment, that I turn off and unplug as soon as I am finished.  These are what I call the "sleeping-energy-drainers".  And that is honestly what they do.  All day when you are not home and all night when you are asleep, these appliances that are unnecessarily plugged in are sleeping energy drainers.

Therefore, I would ask if you do yourself and the earth a favor and spend approximately one minute/day to walk around and unplug the appliances that aren't being used and that CAN be unplugged, I am not talking about unplugging the dishwasher or the refrigerator!  Simple appliances that can be unplugged that usually remain plugged are: Cell phone chargers, laptop chargers, printers (turn them off at least!), TVs, toaster ovens, microwaves, can-openers and gaming devices.  If you unplug this, you will notice a HUGE difference in your energy bill.  You can take notice from the figures I posted in my first blog.

Thanks again for reading and I will bring a new topic shortly!  Go Green and Experience the Benefits that you Receive!

-Lanny B.

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