If you're trying to lower your electricity bill or lessen your effect on the environment, it helps to know how much energy different things in your house use.
The first step is checking your lightbulbs. Family Handyman said, "Replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) is one of the quickest, easiest ways to save money—and a place everyone can start. CFLs use about 75 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs."
Things like DVD players and printers use minimal electricity, especially when you unplug them if you are not using them.
Larger appliances use more energy, especially the refrigerator and the dryer.
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How Much Electricity Each Item in Your House Uses
CFL bulbs will provide 10,000 hours of light and use $10.40 of electricity (at 8 cents per kilowatt hour).CFLs use about 75 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.Read More