Ten things you can do to save energy around the house – Part Five

9. Tweak your refrigerator – turning the temperature up a few degrees in your fridge or freezer will save power; upgrading to a more efficient model will also help. Do you really need 21 cubic feet for a family of three or four? And cooling food before you put it in the fridge will also save power as it won’t have to work as hard.
10. Plan your time and space so that more of you are sharing the lights or other uses of energy. If the whole family sits in one room to read or play games, then the lights are only on in that one area. And you will get to enjoy the time you spend with each other.


About Lee

As founding member of Net Zero Renewable Resources, LLC (NZRR), Lee is involved in all aspects of renewable projects, from meeting with prospective customers to ascertain their renewable energy goals, to designing systems, and facilitating and overseeing all aspects of the installation. Having designed and installed his own solar electric backup system in 1999 and currently living off the grid in a home powered completely by solar, Lee understands the intricacies of renewable energy and is able to explain complex systems in easy-to-understand terms.
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