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Monday, May 5, 2014

Teaching Your Family About Energy Efficiency? Start With LED Power! #LEDSavings #CollectiveBias

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Conserving energy, saving money and protecting the planet are big topics in our household. I try as much as possible to teach the kids about energy efficiency. They are still young (ages 8,7,6) so they don't fully comprehend everything I talk about but they get the idea. One of the most recent topics we have been discussing is LED power and how it will help cut electricity costs in our home. I went online and found an energy consumption calculator to show them exactly how much we would save if we replaced all 20 bulbs in our home with LED light bulbs. #LEDSavings #CollectiveBias

When they saw the $118.04 annual savings, they were impressed. Reaction: "We can buy so many toys with that money!". Typical kid reaction. A couple of days later, we went to Walmart to purchase a couple of GE LED Energy Smart light bulbs to begin our transition. 

When we got home, they were super excited to replace the existing bulbs with our new LED Energy Smart bulbs. They rushed to my bedroom and tried it out on one of my bedside lamps. 

That's a huge difference. I love the new "soft white like" performance. GE LEDs are definitely the new way to light! TIP: 1 LED Bulb lasts as long as 15 traditional incandescent bulbs and uses 80% less energy!

I would like to share with you some of the tips on saving money and conserving energy that I share with my kids. They have been easy enough for the kids to remember and maybe you can use them to teach your kids about energy efficiency!

1. Turn off all lights as you leave the room!

2. Turn off the water while you are brushing your teeth.

3. Playing video games all day is not good for you or the planet. Turn off the consoles and go outside and play. 

4. Leave the A/C at 78 degrees. Yes, I know it' s hot outside but 78 degrees will keep the house cool and save electricity. 

5. Unplug appliances and chargers after you use them. I got this picture this morning after breakfast. Proud mom!

Are you teaching your kids about energy efficiency? Any other tips you would like to add to the list? 

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