The Big Five Energy Users In Your Home: Helping Your Family Decrease Energy Use

We all have them, family members and friends that just don’t recognize that saving electricity by decrease energy use needs to be deliberate.

We all have them, family members and friends that just don't recognize that saving electricity by decrease energy use needs to be deliberate.

We all have them, family members and friends that just don’t recognize that saving electricity by decrease energy use needs to be deliberate.

Check out the characters below and see which of them occupy your house.

Helping Your Family Decrease Energy Use

Chilly Charlene

We all know the ‘cold girl’.

The one who is always cold, but never wears her sweater.

Charlene needs someone to lend her a pair of slippers and warm her up with a cup of tea.

Open the curtains and let in the natural light, but keep in mind closing them will keep in the heat.

 

Button Pusher Billy

In our home we have several Billys.

Billy turns on every light, and all electronic devices.

Billy however, is incapable of using his button pusher to turn anything off.

I have used gentle reminders with no avail.

The only solution I have found is to add motion sensor lighting and being sure that all electronics are powered off at night.

We all have them, family members and friends that just don't recognize that saving electricity by decrease energy use needs to be deliberate.

Forgetful Flora

Flora is a victim of distraction.

After cooking dinner, Flora will leave the oven on for hours.

She is also known for adding warm food to the fridge and leaving the fridge door open.

Help Flora by encouraging her to use a timer when cooking and use a microwave or crock pot to cook when she can. 

 

Well-Meaning William

William is very helpful, but could use some direction.

He loves to help by throwing in a load of laundry, or moving wet clothes into the dryer.

However, he doesn’t know which clothing can be happily washed on cold, or that adding a dry towel to your dryer load will decrease drying time and he NEVER empties the lint trap.

Laundry help is on every mom’s wish list, but make sure the help, is actually helpful.

 

Not-So-Handy Manny

Maybe some youtube videos can help Manny.

He wants to be ‘Mr. Fix-It’, but lacks some simple skills.

Search for ‘how to stop a dripping sink‘ or ‘reduce your hot water tank temperature’ and Manny will quickly turn into Handy Manny.

If you want to get help decreasing your energy bills, why not join Team Power Smart?

You will not just save energy but you can also earn a reward for doing so.

Check out our post on 10 Ways To Reduce Your Household Energy Use In October to find even more ways to save!

 

 

Time for you to come clean.

Which of these characters do you have in your house?

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  1. Melinda Mitchell

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