We’ve talked a little bit already about ways to get into the Christmas spirit without having to spend an arm and a leg on your electricity bill, and now I figured I’d throw some ideas about for gifts that save energy, and have the cheapest electricity bill possible.
First of all, I think we’ve all had that ugly sweater or ugly tie, or even that board game we never play.
So instead, let’s buy gifts that will come in useful that will also go easy on the electric bill.
- The Eco Button: Since there’s no such thing as an easy button, the next best thing just might be the eco button. It’s what helps your computer save energy when you’re not using it. Often times, when we walk away from our computer, we tend to put it in hibernate, or sleep mode, but even though we’ve done this, the computer might still be using a significant amount of electricity.
Just plug the eco button into the computer using a USB cable, bush the button, and it will help to use less power.
- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: The traditional older incandescent light bulbs just don’t last as long, so obviously, these new ones will require you to change bulbs less and will be less of a headache. They might night be as bright, but they get the job done with longer life.
- Kill A Watt Metter: Our power is measured in terms of kilowatt hours, and having this meter will let you know how much energy you’re using, and you’ll know how much money you’ll be spending on your next bill at all times.
- LCD TV: Obviously a TV does use electricity, but the LCDs provide features where it doesn’t use as much as the typical TV for the purpose of saving energy. This allows you to watch the game and still be able to save money compared to those watching on their non-LCD TVs.
- Car Adapter: This makes it handy to plug in and charge your laptop, cellphone and whatever else you need while in the car. That way, it’s not plugged into your outlet in the wall as long, and will save you a little more spending money.
I’m probably missing some good ideas, so if you know of any better ones, or disagree with any of mine, let me know by leaving a comment.
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