CLOTHES DRYER ELECTRIC OVEN
ELECTRIC OVEN CLOTHES DRYER
When set to 350 degrees an Running on warm or hot setting a
electric oven uses 4,000 watts. dryer can use 4,400 watts of
Consider using glass and ceramic
baking dishes, they retain heat Consider using running your dryer
better and allow you to bake at on cool setting
…or even better, line dry your
A microwave uses 1,400 watts of A dishwasher running with hot
power. water uses 3,600 watts, cold
water requires 1,200 watts.
For short reheating purposes use
the microwave instead of the Run the dishwasher only when full
Use the warm or cool setting
instead of hot.
TOASTER COFFEE MAKER
PLASMA TV DESKTOP
COFFEE MAKER TOASTER
A coffee maker uses 900 watts of A toaster uses 1,300 watts of
Overall household appliances Look for the energy star label
account for 17% of energy use. when purchasing new appliances,
these appliances have met strict
energy efficiency guidelines and
will save you energy… and money
DESKTOP COMPUTER PLASMA TV
Desktop computers use between
A 50” plasma TV uses 340 watts!
340 to 150 watts of power.
(laptops use around 100 watts).
Consider another type of
television and remember… the
Set your computer to go to sleep
larger the TV, the more energy it
after 5 minutes of inactivity.
INCANDESCENT LIGHT REFRIGERATOR
60 watts of power when the light Modern refrigerators are use an
is turned on. average of 172 watts.
Go with CFLs! These light bulbs To test if your refrigerator is
use a lot less energy sealing properly put a piece of
paper where the door seals. If the
And of course… don’t forget to paper slides down at all you need
turn the lights off when you are to replace the seal.
not using them.
TELEPHONE CFL LIGHT
When in use a telephone uses 1.9 New CFLs only use 18 watts of
watts of power. energy.
Remember to unplug your cell But with any appliance, the longer
phone charger when it is not in you keep it on, the more energy it
use, chances are it is still drawing uses.
Replacing all of the incandescent
lights in your house with CFL’s can
save you a lot of money on energy