Sunday, November 4, 2007

Outlet Smarts! Save on your electric bill!

Now, what I am getting ready to "blog" about here isn't going to save you tons and tons of money; however, if you add up all the electric savings tips from here and other sources, trust me, it will make a difference. If nothing else, feel good you are helping the environment.

So on with the "Outlet Smarts!"

I have heard a couple of tidbits that might be of interest to you frugal folks out there...I know I found it interesting:

*Cover your outlets with the childproofing covers! Apparently air gets in through them. This is most noticeable in the winter. I was amazed by the "breeze" coming through the tiny spaces. Also, if you have animals or children, you are probably and should already be doing this! Pick up a box at your local Target or Walmart for like $1-$2!

*I saw on an episode of Ellen (over the summer)and heard from my Mother...that you can save money on your electric bill just by UNplugging appliances, etc..when not in use. EVEN if the item is OFF, it is STILL on Standby "Ready" to be turned on, which is actually taking power to do this!!! I was like...hmmm...makes sense to me. On the Ellen show they particularly pointed out the fact the little lights and led time are always on and do take power! Aha-AAA! Something we KNOW but don't necessarily concern ourselves with!

So here is a couple of "Outlet Smarts!" Have any to add? Drop them in the Comment Jar! Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful upcoming week! Don't forget to check the Christmas Countdown banner at the bottom of this blog! Yippees!

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