I know we've all heard this a million times but making these changes to your lifestyle are really worth it. Next time you need new light bulbs purchase CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs) instead of the traditional ones. These bulbs use about 75% less energy than standard incandescents and last much longer. Be aware, though, that CFLs contain mercury.
Another great option is LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) that use 1/50 of the energy of a standard bulb and can last up to 15 years without needing to be changed! Lighting is responsible for approximately 11% of a home's energy use. With skyrocketing energy bills this should appeal to everyone.
According to the Department of Energy you'll save an average of $90 on electricity a year if you turn off your computer at night. And you will extend the life of your computer if you turn it off every time you don't expect to be using it for 2 hours or more
Using less energy in your home leaves less of an impact on our precious 'aina and lightens the load a little for your family budget. But how does this make you healthier? Well, if your computer is turned off every time you aren't using it for 2 hours or more, you are less likely to spend your free time needlessly checking emails or surfing the 'net.
If you are more aware of the importance of energy conservation for the betterment of the environment as well as your bank account, you are more likely to leave the lights, t.v., and computer off and do something easy and free like taking a walk instead. Saving energy, saving money, and getting more exercise will ease stress and make you happier!