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Recently I received a notice from an electric cooperative that provides electricity to a property I own. Due to stricter environmental regulations, an aging electric grid and changing demand, power bills will increase in 2013 by 7-10 percent and by 2-3 percent each year thereafter for the next five years. That translates into an additional 25 percent in the next five to six years. Of course these are just estimates and the actual increase could be more or less.

Bright Hub publishes the amount of energy consumption of some of our common household appliances if used for one hour. The electric dryer uses a whopping 6000 watts as does our central AC. The toaster and coffee pot uses 1200 watts per hour. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a 40-gallon water heater uses 4,500 to 5,500 watts and is also required to run frequently to complete its job. According to the California Energy Commission, refrigerators and freezers use approximately one-sixth of all electricity in the average home. Today’s refrigerators and freezers are far more efficient than they were in the past, but they still consume considerably more than other appliances. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates a 16-cubic-foot frost-free refrigerator uses 725 watts. Although some other appliances use higher wattage, they do not run constantly like a refrigerator does. Our flat screen TVs use an average of 120 watts. Even our DVD player (25 watts), our laptops (50 watts) and the cable box (20 watts) use amounts that add up over time.


So what can we do to limit our consumption and save money?

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I think Bright Hub distributes the measure of vitality utilization of some of our basic family machines if utilized for 60 minutes. The electric dryer utilizes an incredible 6000 watts as does our focal AC. The toaster and espresso pot utilizes 1200 watts for each hour. As per the U.S. Bureau of Energy, a 40-gallon water warmer uses 4,500 to 5,500 watts and is likewise required to run as often as possible to finish its activity. Actually, I try to British essay writers for hire but i found some important points from this post.

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