Most people do not realize how much money their outdated appliances are actually costing them. However, the higher price tag becomes very apparent if you lay the entire year out by appliance. Here are a few of the top household items that are sucking more energy than they really should be.
- Your old, soon-to-be broken refrigerator. None of the older refrigerators are energy conscious – most of them just have too many bulky, unnecessary parts to be efficient. Couple that with outdated coils and loose wires and you get a higher monthly energy statement.
- The toaster that you leave plugged in. A toaster serves no other function than toasting various bread items – so why is it necessary to leave it on 24/7? It’s not! If you are really serious about conserving energy you should try to get into the habit of unplugging it after you are finished with your morning toast.
- All the electronics in your living room. There is no reason to leave all the game systems and TV’s hooked up – especially when you are not even planning on using them until next week. Try to remember to unplug them after each game or movie that you finish so that you get into the habit before they cost you too much on your energy bill.
Fortunately, it is very easy to fix the above problems. In fact, it can be as easy as just unplugging them when you are not using them! However, the majority of people do not even know that they should do that. If you decide to replace any of your older appliances there are quite a few places that you can take them – you may even be able to earn some cash!