3 Maryland energy efficiency tips [Video]

How much money does the average household spend on lighting?

According to the Maryland Energy Administration, 11 percent of a home energy budget goes toward lighting alone. Conserving energy is as simple as flipping a switch or setting a timer to shut off the lights when you’re not using them.

How else can energy be better used in the home?

When it comes to laundry and dishes, top-loading washing machines that use cold water save an average of $63 a year, in addition to energy. When washing clothes or dishes, be sure to load the machine properly and use cool water if possible.

Finally, if you’re not using it, unplug it! Leaving items plugged in wastes energy, and wasted energy is wasted money.

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