Menomonie, WI turning green, Here are a few ways for us to start saving energy and cutting our energy bills in Menomonie, WI.
More information on this subject can be found in the October 2009, Consumer reports Magazine.
Apprroximately 40% of residential energy bills are for heating and cooling. That is where you can reap the greatest savings. You should check insulation levels in your attic and also stop all leaks around doors and windows. One way to check doors and windows is to turn all exhaust fans in your home on then use an incense stick to go around the windows and doors to help spot the leaks.
Also did you know that you can cut your heat energy bill by as much as 20% by adjusting your thermostat temperatures 5 to 10 degrees at night and when you are away in. This is something all of us Menomonie, WI citizens should be doing every day!!
The average washing machine today uses 64% less energy than a machine sold back in 2000, even though the average capacity of a washer has grown by 9% it that same time,according to the association of home appliance manufacturers.
Fluorescent lighting was introduced at the World's Fair in 1939-1940. At the fair it wrote. "Flouorescent lighting has a sufficient surplus of virtues to make any advertising man delirious with it's exploitation possibilities" Despite it's higher price, Fluorescent lighting offers considerable long-term energy savings because it uses less electricity and lasts much longer. Prices of fluorescent lighting have recently dropped considerably and it's something we should all give a little thought to, here in Menomonie, WI.