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Save Money and the Environment – Lower Your Utility Bills

December 9, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The average family spends $2,200 per year in electric bills and the average home is responsible for twice the amount of greenhouse gases than the average automobile.

Whether you want to save money or save the environment, this 5-minute piece from the NBC Today Show is for you. In it, you’ll learn that just by being aware of your energy consumption, you can reduce it by up to 15%. 

The piece centers on a device called a Power Monitor which retails from $30 to $100, depending on the model. It measures the actual cost of using an appliance, or using a light, or charging a laptop, or any other household energy use.

Among the cost findings:

  • A plugged-in phone charger no phone attached costs $0.10 per hour
  • Cooking with a microwave costs $0.88 per hour
  • Big screen TVs cost $0.06 per hour to operate

Obviously, turning off lights when rooms aren’t in use saves money, too.

By making small changes – most of which aren’t inconvenient – the average family can drop its energy bill by hundreds of dollars each year. 

Need more expert advice? Ask the team of Certified Mortgage Planning Specialists at Benchmark Mortgage.

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James K Barath, CMPS®

James K Barath is a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist®, Certified FICO® Professional, Certified Military Housing Specialist® and your FHA Home Loan Expert. He is also a graduate of Purdue University, The CMPS Institute, Dale Carnegie Human Relations Course & Napoleon Hill Foundation's PMA Science of Success Class. It's your home and your future. It's his profession and his passion. He is ready to work for your best interest. Contact James for your FREE Home Loan Approval !  His Motto: I Facilitate the American Dream Through Responsible Mortgage Lending and Financial Literacy!

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