EIA Survey Suggests Everyday Purchases Can Have Greater Impact on Energy Bills
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.”
- Create an energy-efficient home office so you save on your utility bills.
- Select energy-efficient gaming and entertainment options to save during your free time.
- Use Energy Star laptops and computers to save between 30-65% of energy.
- Use power strips to prevent vampire power from sucking away savings.
- Buy LEDs to see the most energy savings in your home
- Use CFLs instead of traditional incandescents for up to 75% savings.
- Try halogen incandescents if you are hesitant about switching technologies.
- Choose lumens – not watts – when you go to the store.
- Look at the label to find out how much energy the bulb is using.
- Find innovative options to replace bulbs in unconventional fixtures.
- Chose Energy Star labeled appliances. Families have saved around $230 billion with Energy Star appliances in the past 20 years.
- Michael Timberlake; (202) 448-8758