Unplug 6 electrical appliances in your home and save dollars

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By: Good Nelly
on 22nd Jun,2011

There are some electrical devices which consume only small amount of electricity.
Unplug 6 electrical appliances in your home and save dollars

Are you one of those people who has several electrical appliances in home? Do you always forget to unplug the appliances when you are not using them? If yes, then you must know that a huge amount of electricity is consumed by the appliances which are plugged in throughout the day.

There are some electrical devices which consume only small amount of electricity. However, other devices such as television and personal computer use up a lot of energy even when they are in stand by mode. When most of the electrical devices are plugged in through out the day, they add up your electricity bill. This means that you're not only wasting money but also energy.

Electrical devices you must unplug in your home

Take a look at the 6 electrical devices you must unplug in your home to save money and electricity:

1.    Television

2.    Lampshade

3.    Computer

4.    Laptop

5.    Music systems

6.    Coffee machine

Some other unusual tips to save dollars and energy

Go through the following lines to get acquainted with some unusual tips to save money and energy:

Bath quickly: Do you take long hours to bath? If yes, then you should try to change this habit. It is quite tempting and refreshing to indulge into hot bath for several hours. But it increases your electricity and water bills by a great extent. The longer you bath, the greater is your utility bill. So, if you love your money and this planet, then bath quickly.

Use cold water to clean clothes: Use cold water while washing clothes. It is not necessary to use hot water for washing clothes nowadays. Modern detergents are easily soluble in the cold waters and can remove the stains from your clothes effectively. So, you don't have to worry about the cleanliness of the clothes. In the mean time, you can save as much as $50 on your utility bill.

Use energy efficient windows: Research shows that energy efficient windows help people save nearly $150 on their utility bills annually. You can also insulate the windows by using a translucent film in the winter season. This will help you keep your room warm.

Use ceiling fans: Use ceiling fans instead of air-conditioners. This way you can cut back the air-conditioning cost in the summer season.

Use CFL bulbs: These bulbs last for a long period of time. Apart from that, these bulbs don't consume much energy. So, start using CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs in your home immediately. You can get hold of a CFL bulb from the market at a cheap price.  

Purchase a good shower head: You can purchase a low-flow showerhead from the market. These showerheads are quite cheap. So, you won't have to spend huge money to purchase and install this kind of a showerhead in your bathroom. The biggest benefit of using these kinds of showerheads in your bathroom is that it helps you save on your water bill.

Finally, you should clean up the filters of the air-conditioners at least once in 30 days.  Rinse and dry the filters once or twice a month. This will help you save money and energy in the long run. 

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