I enjoy being in my dining room, so sometimes I bring my laptop in and work on it there, like I am right now. My dining room has a lovely brass and glass light fixture with 6 light bulbs hanging over the dining table. Every now and then, I take off the glass shades and wash them. This allows better light and it looks nice when they are sparkling clean.
The first option I have to use less electricity is a dimmer switch. We dim the lights when we do not need the full brightness, which is most of the time.
The television is in our basement family room. We can light this room by turning on 4 wall sconces or using a lamp. When I am watching a movie, sometimes I will use the lamp which has a curly 13w bulb. Other times I will use no electricity at all to light the room. Instead, I light a scented candle. There is really no need for more light than that. I can enjoy my candle and save electricity.
Not only am I saving money using dimmer switches, less light bulbs, lower wattage bulbs and candles, I was also able to make use of something that another person did not need.
- use less electricity by using dimmer switches
- use less electricity by using lower wattage bulbs
- use less electricity by using less light bulbs
- use candles for light
- shop at garage sales