By Becky Striepe on May 30, 2012
Hotels waste a ton of electricity on empty rooms. Just think about it, right? Every empty room in every hotel is running air conditioning or heat and probably has at least a TV in standby mode, if not a cable box, alarm clock, and other small appliances. Hotels waste from 30 to 50 percent of their electricity just on empty rooms either between stays or while guests are out and about for the day. But what if there were an easy way to completely cut the power to a room when it was empty?
By Becky Striepe on April 9, 2012
Chances are you know by now that you shouldn’t run the tap while you’re brushing your teeth, but what about while you’re washing your hands?
By Becky Striepe on March 28, 2012
Energy prices spiked in 2011, and we’re not expected to see much of a drop (if any) this year, so even if the environmental impacts of fossil fuels aren’t high on your priority list, making your home more energy efficient this year will be as good for your wallet as it is for the planet.
By Becky Striepe on January 16, 2012
Whether you make your own liquid dish soap or buy it at the store, it seems to run out at the most inopportune times, doesn’t it? I feel like we make most of the last-minute trips to the store around our house for two things: cat litter and dish soap. You can’t really push it with cat litter, but last time we were out of soap, I found a great way to stretch the bottle for a couple more washings! Here’s how:
By Becky Striepe on October 25, 2011
Cleaning your refrigerator coils can make it 6 percent more efficient, and some say it can improve the efficiency even more!