Category Archives: Save energy

Holiday Season

Now that the holiday season is wrapping up, many of us will be taking down the tree and putting away all those decorations.

Now is a good time to examine the lights for frayed wires and damaged strings. Discard any that might pose a hazard or simply no longer work. Of particular concern are those outdoor lights that may have been inadvertently stapled through, especially older ‘B’ base (screw-in) bulbs.

Those of us in colder regions will be using our clothes drier more often this season, so don’t forget to clean that lint from the exhaust duct if you haven’t already. Wet lint clogging the duct can cause the drier to overheat or catch fire in more severe cases. At the very least your clothes will take longer to dry with a partially clogged duct, using more energy, and draining your pocketbook.

Energy Conservation

Belkin Conserve Socket F7C009q

In this day and age we are all accustomed to the convenience of appliances that turn themselves on and off. A great help for people who are away from home most of the day.

We are equally familiar with rising energy costs associated with our home and the need to conserve.

Belkin’s Conserve Socket is great for those items we leave plugged in that continue to use electricity even when not in use. These might include charging adapters for phones, hand tools or that heated appliance that we leave on occasionally; i.e. irons, hair curlers, etc.

With three preset times of 1/2, 3, or 6 hours it will turn off your appliance for your peace of mind and the safety of your home not to mention the energy savings that will acrue over time.

Google Belkin Conserve Socket F7C009q for availability.

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