Aparèy ou Èske Vòlè Ou Avèg, batay!

Your Appliances Are Robbing You Blind, Fight Back!

Yo chita la tout lajounen kap inosan, kòm si pa gen anyen soti nan kalite ki pwal sou. Men lè ou pa ap chèche, e menm lè ou se, aparèy ou yo vòlò ou avèg. Yo yo se jis fè li nan yon fason ki se difisil yo detekte, men pa fè okenn erè, tout nan aparèy ou yo koupab. Soti nan frijidè a yo mikwo ond lan, tout bagay ki rete ploge nan se bilking lajan ki sòti nan kont labank ou via bòdwo sèvis piblik ou.

Men, sa yo kochon enèji ap fè plis pase kouri moute bòdwo sèvis piblik ou. They are collectively doing a lot of harm to the planet. A little bit of energy waste in your home may not make that much difference to you. But multiply the waste by tens of millions, and it can have catastrophic effects in a given region.

Nan 2012, California closed a two-year program that replaced inefficient appliances, mostly water heaters and cooling system. Approximately 178,000 households participated. Such programs are only the beginning. Alafen, li vini desann nan moun priyorite efikasite enèji lè li rive aparèy acha.

Konsomatè yo jeneralman motive pa lajan. Pou ka bòdwo a anba kontwòl dwe aborder sou twa fron:

  1. Jwenn yon pri pi konpetitif pou sèvis piblik
  2. Achte enèji-efikas aparèy
  3. Viv yon vi vèrt

Ann pran yon gade pi pre nan chak opsyon:

Jwenn yon pri pi konpetitif pou Itilite

Surprenante, gen anpil moun ki toujou pa reyalize ke lè li rive founisè sèvis piblik, yo ka shop alantou. Si w ap viv nan Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania, you are not restricted to a single provider. You pay for energy by the kilowatt hour (kWh).

There is an excellent chance that there is someone offering an even better price than what you are currently getting. Natirèlman, price is not the only thing to consider. But it is a big one. Click here for more information on different providers and energy plans in your state.

Purchase Energy-Efficient Appliances

Refrigerators, washers, and dryers are big, obvious candidates for an efficiency upgrade. Tout moun konnen konbyen lajan pouvwa machin moun abi. Sepandan, koupab yo reyèl pouvwa gen aparèy yo ti ke tou dousman ale inapèsi chak jou. Forbes te sa a yo di sou pwoblèm nan:

Ankadreman foto dijital yo piti, se konsa li difisil panse a yo tankou kochon enèji. Men, si chak U.S. kay te youn nan sa yo ankadreman kouri nan revèy la, li ta pran senk plant pouvwa nan kouri yo tout, di elektrik pwisans Research Enstiti a (EPRI), yon rechèch ak devlopman san bi likratif ki konsantre sou elektrisite.

This piece also goes on to point out energy vampires like printers and speakers. They are so called because they are sucking up energy even when they are not on. Mobile phone chargers and laptop adapters also qualify, as they are trickling energy even when nothing is plugged into them. Bottom line: no appliance is too small for energy considerations

Live a Greener Lifestyle

finalman, we come to the place where these types of articles always end up. Whether it be energy efficiency or personal finance, solisyon an ultim se ke nou gen chanje fòm nou an yo jwi chanjman ki dire lontan.

Ou pa gen aktyèlman pran yon 30 minit douch nan tanperati la pi cho ou ka kanpe. Ou pa gen yo lave yon atik nan rad apre jis yon sèl mete. Sa yo konsèy enèji ekonomizeur soti nan U.S lan. gouvènman se yon bon plas yo kòmanse lè n ap kalkile konnen kouman ou kapab fè pati ou.

Nou tout gen yon pati yo jwe. Konsomasyon enèji ou se pa estrikteman yon kesyon prive ant ou menm ak konpayi an pouvwa. Li se yon kesyon kominote, kòm enèji se yon limite, shared resource. We might one day figure out how to get usable energy out of dark matter. But until then, we have to manage the resources at our disposal. It is up to each of us to manage those resources with care.

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