Saving Energy Room By Room: The Kitchen

1. LEDs are up to 80 percent more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs. They also last much longer and are more durable. 2. You’ll use up to 80 percent less energy by using your microwave for heating small portions. 3. Covering pots and pans helps food cook more efficiently while keeping your kitchen cooler and more comfortable. 4. The burner should be heating the food, not the kitchen. A 6-inch…

Where You’ll Pay the Most in Electric Bills

Whether it is powering a refrigerator to keep food from spoiling or heating water for a shower, many of modern life’s most basic functions require electricity. However, the cost of running a refrigerator for a month could be up to three times more expensive depending on the state. To highlight how electricity costs vary across the country, 24/7 Wall st. reviewed the average retail price of a kilowatt hour —…

Help Reduce Energy During Heat Waves and Peak Demand Days

Lower Summer Demand Saves Energy, Reduces Utility Costs On the hottest days of the year, the electrical grid can become overwhelmed with increased energy loads to cool and dehumidify buildings. When this happens the grid is forced to turn on additional, usually less efficient, power plants for extra electricity. Every School has developed a “Demand Response Plan” that is implemented on peak demand days as part of Harvard’s overall energy…