Monthly Archives: January 2011

Energy Saving Tips Video

Companies like IDT Energy suggest that you learn a bit more about your appliances, and by doing so- you save both energy and money! Here is an informative video which shows a few changes that you can make in your home in order to lower your electric bill.

IDT Energy: Laundry Savings Tips

Companies such as IDT Energy know that by introducing a few new habits into your everyday routine, you can easily lower the amount of energy that you use, as well as your electricity bill. Your laundering habits are a good example of such an opportunity. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Do your wash with cold water whenever possible.
  • Be sure to only run full loads, to maximize efficiency.
  • Make sure you don’t overload your dryer. This will cause the dryer to use more energy, and require more time to run. Clothes will also wrinkle and get worn out.
  • For maximum efficiency, use suds savers and front-loading washers.
  • Always adjust the water level according to the load size. This way, you will use less on smaller loads.
  • Overloaded washers don’t clean clothes as effectively, and often requires another cycle.
  • Make sure to clean the lint filter after each drying cycle to maintain efficiency.