Monthly Archives: December 2010

Save Energy While Doing Laundry

Companies like IDT Energy know that by using your appliances wisely and efficiently, you can lower your energy bill every month. For example, your washing machine uses a lot of water and energy to run. Be sure to only run the wash when you have a full load, this way you will only be using as much energy as needed. Also, take advantage of the fact that most of the time your clothes do not need to be washed in hot water. 85-90% of the energy used while doing laundry goes towards heating the water. By turning the dial on your machine to cold, you save money, save energy, and support the environment. If you are considering a new machine, choose a front loading machine. These machines use 40% less water, and 50% less energy.

Stay Warm for Less with IDT Energy

Have you noticed that winter has arrived? Well of course you have, and so has IDT Energy. It’s time to discuss some great ways to save money during the high energy consuming winter months.

IDT Energy can’t emphasize enough some of the following suggestions which can help you save a lot of money on your power bill during this cold, dark time of year.

  1. Don’t delay insulating your home. Cover everything, from the walls, floors, heating ducts and don’t forget the ceilings and attic access. Basement trapdoors also need attention.
  2. Have you ever noticed how cold your glass windows get, especially at night? Cover those windows with shutters, drapes or clear plastic to keep the cold air out and warm air in.
  3. Put caulk around doors and windows. Check for cracks and holes in window and door frames, too, and plug them all up.

IDT Energy Brings Power to Your Door

Have you ever thought about how important electricity is in the world we live? In today’s world we almost take electricity for granted, but if you try and imagine what the world would be like without electricity, you would be startled to know that life as we know it today would be virtually impossible. Another astounding fact is that it has not even been 150 years since Thomas Edison created the first practical electric light bulb in 1879.

IDT Energy is one place where New Yorkers go to get their electricity, helping to power today’s lifestyles.

Hot Water Savings Tips

Now that winter is here, the energy costs are likely climbing due to use of heat, hot water, and more. Companies like IDT Energy would agree that not all of the costs are necessary; you can cut back slightly on your bills if you follow these few tips:

1.       Although you want nothing more than to relax in a hot, steaming bath after a cold winter day, doing so will cost you more for both the heating of the water, and the water itself. Showers use up less hot water than do baths.

2.       Install an aerator to the end of your shower head to reduce water flow by up to half. Also, make sure to turn the faucet all the way off when you are done using them.

3.       Don’t bother mopping and cleaning the house with hot water. Save the hot water for your showers, and lower your heating bill. Your house will look and feel clean even if you use soap with cold water.