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Start saving energy in your bedroom today by following these simple tips
Unplug appliances that you are not using to avoid unnecessary energy use. Turn off your stereo when you leave your room. Unplug your ipod, video games and cell phone charger.
2. Put Your Laptop to Sleep
Letting your laptop sleep will help you to conserve energy. Ask your parents to help you set the ENERGY STAR power management features on your computer and monitor.
3. Clean Your Vents
Clean out those air vents. It takes less energy to pump air into your room when your vents are not clogged up with dust and debris.
4. Turn Off The Lights
Don’t be afraid of the dark. Leaving the lights on drains more energy than you can imagine. Remember to turn them off when you leave the room.
5. Use Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
You definitely need light to read and do homework but think about using energy efficient light bulbs. ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. Check the Energy Star website for a complete list.
Do you have other energy efficiency tips that you would like to share? Send us a comment, we would love to know.
I do all these things in my bedroom and yes, it really works. I paid less electric bill every month when I started living green at home. Installing solar panels is currently beyond my means.