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How to save money and conserve energy at the same time

Updated on July 7, 2010

How to save money and conserve energy at the same time

How to save money and conserve energy at the same time

Well, I hear the air conditioner running 24/7 at my neighbor's house and thought that what they were doing cannot be good for the rest of the world.  I should have probably gone there and knocked on the door asking them to turn it off for an hour or five.  Maybe I could have said, "Hey buddy! You are going to use up all the world's energy!"  But I didn't.  Should I regret not going?  Well after a bit of research, I found that it would not have been a bad idea--however, the issue of another person's freedom to do what he or she wanted comes to mind.  Nevertheless, here is my effort to reduce the consumption of the world's energy.

Here are a few ways that you can save money and conserve energy at the same time:

Old Light Bulb Equals Old News -- It is in reduction of energy consumption's best interest if you were to get rid of the old light bulbs and replace them with those new type of fluorescent energy saving light bulbs.  At first they seem like they cost more than your average old school light bulb. However, you will see it will save you money in the end.  It is two fold with these light bulbs,  you will be saving money and energy at the same time.

Washing dishes -- What happened to washing your dishes from the good old sink?  But you may have a dish washer that helps with your lack of time.  Well just remember that dishwashers are money and energy drainers.  Maybe you should pawn that off for a few dollars and wash your dishes like they did back in the day--actually, like I do right now. 

Turn it off! -- You may have a computer or television on somewhere in your house.  Turn it off if you are not using it.  What is the point of keeping it on?  At the end of the month you will notice your bill will be significantly lower than usual.  So to save a penny, turn it off and save some energy.

Close it up! -- So is there anyone in that spare bedroom of yours?  If the answer is no, why are you trying to regulate the temperature in there? Close the vents and the doors of those rooms that are not being occupied.  This will save you so much money and energy.

Stop the drip -- If you hear "drip, drip, drip" in the middle of the night, there is a little problem.  If you ignore the little problem for a few more nights, you have a bigger problem.  It is said the a faucet that leaks can waste up to 2500 gallons of water a month.  That is a lot of water that could have been used for other things.  So, stop that drip and help the rest of the world.

Cold clothes --  You may have learned how to wash your clothes in hot water.  Stop it!  Try washing your clothes in cold water.  It still works, especially when detergent companies are now designing their products to work in cold water.  This will help with your water heating bill and SAVE THE PLANET!

These were just a few ways that you can save money and conserve energy at the same time.  Please implement these tactics in order to help out the rest of the world.  Remember you are not the only person living on this rock.  So please, for the sake of others and for this world, try to conserve energy. (I hope my neighbor reads this...)

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