Quick and Easy Energy Savers

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Real Estate Agent with The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.

Quick and Easy Energy SaversReducing the energy you use in your Ventura County home helps save you money while reducing the strain on our planet's resources.  Even small changes can make a big difference in the long run.  But where do you begin?  It's simple with these quick and easy energy savers.

Get rid of your old incandescent lightbulbs.  Replacing a 60-watt incandescent bulb with a more energy-efficient CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) bulb can save 85 kWh per bulb per year.  Think about all the lightbulbs you use in your home.  That savings can add up quickly.  Some CFLs (like the Philips brand) can last up to 25 times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb.  Also, LED lights are the most energy-efficient models of lighting you can find. 

Another quick, easy and inexpensive way to save energy is by replacing the old showerheads in your Ventura County home with a real water-saving showerhead.  These are available at your local home improvement stores, discount stores (WalMart, K-Mart, etc) or specialty stores (such as Bed, Bath and Beyond).  A 1.6 gpm showerhead will save approximately 3500 gallons of water per year.

This tip is simple and doesn't cost you a cent: UNPLUG.  Even when an electronic device is turned off, it is still drawing energy (5-10% of your Ventura home's total energy consumption) while it is plugged into the wall.  Coffee makers, toasters, blenders, TVs, DVD players, computers, monitors, etc, all use energy (even in energy-saving modes) while they are plugged into the wall.  Unplug the small appliances.  Use a power strip for your other electronics.  Power strips are not just great protection against a power surge, but they also double as an easy way to safely power off and on your electronic devices with a single button.

Saving energy in your Ventura County home doesn't have to be difficult, time-consuming or even cost you anything to implement.  These quick and easy energy savers reduce your energy consumption, eliminate wasteful usage and increase the money you put in your wallet.  That's good for the environment as well as your bottom line.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

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Andrew Capelli
Hoover Elementary - Hazel Park, MI

Dave & Patricia: Great tips, especially about unplugging- I understand that the new, big flat-screen televisions are particularly bad about using energey even when turned off.  Thanks for sharing!  :)

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Brian Madigan
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Good advice, in fact our local gas company brought these products around (worth about $20) for everyone in Mississauga (a suburb of Toronto),

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