So what is the best way to save energy? And no, I am not going to tell you that the best way to save energy is to switch suppliers (although that is a good way to save energy and money). The best way to save energy is by simply using less.
This means being aware and using the power of your brain to make better decisions. For instance, don’t run your dishwasher if it is not full. You will run it less often, save energy, and save money. It would help to have an energy efficient dishwasher, but that’s beside the point.
The same holds true with your washer and your dryer.
When you get into your car to run errands, be sure to take care of as many as you can at the same time, saving fuel, money and time. And if you need to deposit a check at the bank, why not take your bicycle? or walk?
Turn off your computer when you are not home… and don’t forget to shut the monitor too!
You see, it’s your habits that can make a big difference in saving energy. Try to be aware of what you are doing and make conscious decisions to be more energy efficient. Everything you do counts, everything I do counts.