Electricity and natural gas are two of the most essential and expensive services consumers buy these days. Consumers today are using up so much energy that it makes you wonder if the blackouts will happen again. In order to keep your consumer energy costs down is for consumers to start taking a whole-house energy efficiency approach is to find out which parts of your house use the most energy so that you can keep the costs down. A home energy audit will show you where these are and suggest the most effective measures for reducing your energy costs. Each electrical appliance that you buy has 2 prices: the purchase price and the operating cost during its lifetime or for how long you own it. For example, the typical operating costs of an air-conditioner (single split, non-inverter, 9000 Btu/hr capacity, operated for 7 hrs a day) could be about $400 per year and the typical operating cost of a refrigerator (500-litre) could be about $150 per year. Without a fair basis of comparison, consumers face the challenging task of comparing the energy efficiencies of various appliance models. That is why the energy labeling was introduced to provide real information on energy consumption by all of the participating appliance models. This helps facilitate consumers to make better-informed purchasing decisions. The number of Green Ticks on the Energy Label also helps to provide an easy way for consumers to identify energy efficient appliance models. Ever since the war on terror has started gas prices nationwide have sky rocketed as well. The need to conserve gas is extremely high right now and that means that we need to practice the art of keeping our cars in good shape so as to need less gas. These three tips can help you conserve gas: keep the air filter clean, do not let fan belt be too tight, keep clean oil in the car, and use the air conditioner as little as possible.
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