Kids Need to Stop the Goblin!
In a family, it's everyone's responsibilty to help out. And that goes double when it's time to save energy! We aim to give kids and families fun technologies and ideas for saving energy and money at home.
Finally, make sure you get the facts!
Every month, an electric bill will come to your house or apartment that shows how much electricy you used that month, how much the energy costs per kilowatt hour (kWh), and the total cost for the month. If you live in an apartment that doesn't send out monthly electric bills, some landlords would be able to provide more detailed statements.
This electric bill is your best tool to finding how much energy you save at home. Many of them have helpful charts about past useage, and some even have local programs to help pay for energy upgrades. Once you have your bill, make sure to head over to our easy Energy Calculator to find out how much money you could save with some simple changes.
Energy in the United States comes from many sources: Oil and natural gas, coal, nuclear power, and of course the many renewable energy sources like wind power, solar power, tidal power, and geothermal power. To collect these sources of energy, it costs money. The more power you have to create, the more money it costs. It's simple math, but when billions of people all across the world, and hundreds of millions across the U.S. are using power on a daily basis, it becomes an issue that affects us all.
So remember -- energy costs money -- and the more energy you save, the less people have to create, and the more money you personaly save.
Saving energy is easy and you should only have to think about it a few minutes every day. If you walk out of a room -- have you just left the lights on? Do you leave your Xbox or computer running all night? Do you leave the TV on when you're not watching it?
The small decisions we make on a daily basis can have a big impact. That's why you should start to get in a habit for making small changes that add up to big financial savings over the longrun.