Monthly Archives: March 2013

Energy Saving Tips for College Students

While this video is a bit tongue-in-cheek, it does raise some great points about saving energy. During college, most students don’t necessarily think about keeping their budget tight when it comes to energy use. However, with so many computers and dorm rooms occupied by students, these tips can actually help college students to save money. Whether the dorm uses IDT Energy or another source, there are always ways to save money during the college experience.

“Fix a Leak” and Save on Utility Bills

In Massachusetts, a water-saving campaign has recently begun led by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the Delta Faucet Company. When such devices are installed, substantial savings on IDT Energy (or other utility service provider) bills can be made.

To kick off the campaign, an event was held in Brighton entitled “Fix a Leak Week.” The idea is to make Americans aware of the importance of fixing their leaks which will not only save water, but will also save up to 10 percent on utility bills.

In order to achieve this, a whole slew of volunteer plumbers from Plumbers Local 12 installed more than 375 water saving devices at low-income housing properties last week. It seems that households in America shockingly waste over a trillion gallons of water every year. This can be avoided as a lot of the wastage is due to leaks spewing from various fixtures as well as pipes, toilets and showerheads.

During the 4th annual Fix a Leak Week, March 12-18, EPA’s WaterSense program educated Americans about the importance of fixing leaks around the home, which will save water and nearly 10 percent on utility bills.