I use light emitting diode (LED) bulbs for lamps in my room.
- LEDs use significantly less energy than other types of lights. LED lights can last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
I unplug electronic items from the wall and turn off power strips when I am not using them.
- Many household appliances, including electronics, drain energy when they are not in use. The NRDC estimated that “always-on but inactive devices” costs Americans $19 billion and 50 power plants’ worth of electricity annually.
I only use the amount of light necessary for a task and use natural sunlight as much as possible.
- Using natural light over artificial light can be just as effective.
I turn lights off when leaving a room, including bathrooms and common areas.
- Turning off lights can save a significant amount of energy and reduce your carbon footprint.
I turn off the AC/heat when I’m not home and utilize my window blinds.
- AC units contribute to the urban heat island effect and heating makes up a large part of energy use.