EIA Survey Suggests Everyday Purchases Can Have Greater Impact on Energy Bills

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More Being Spent to Power Electronics, Appliances & Lighting

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Survey


The Alliance says smart, energy-saving consumer choices are now even more important than before after a new U.S. Energy Information Administration survey found that lighting, electronics and appliances have jumped from representing 24% of home energy consumption in 1993 to 35% in 2009.

“With these everyday items accounting for more than a third of home energy use, purchasing energy-saving appliances and light bulbs will have an even greater impact on your energy bills,” said Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan. “Plus, as we all use more electronics at home, saving energy while gaming, watching television and browsing on your computer can lead to greater drops on your energy bills.”

The Alliance provides tips about how you can save money with energy-efficient electronics, lighting and appliances.  

Efficient Electronics

Buying the Best Bulb

Energy Star Appliances

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