Here are some surprising ways to save energy around your South Bay home:

1    If you place lamps in the corners of your rooms, the walls help to reflect light out into the room.
2    Use a laptop computer instead of a desktop. A laptop uses 1/3 less energy.
3    Dont switch to a plasma flat screen it uses much more energy than an LCD.
4    Put a blanket on your water heater and turn down the temperature a little. A water heater blanket can save anywhere from 4% to almost 10% on the average water heating bill.
5    Using an electric stove?  Turn off the burner before your finished cooking as the burner stays hot for awhile after you shut it off.
6    Spin laundry more. Let your washer spin the water out of the laundry, even if you have to  spin it twice, it will save energy use in the dryer. Some new washers can cut energy in half by eliminating the time required for the dryer to run.
7    Shut off your refrigerators ice maker and use an ice tray or two. A refrigerator ice maker increases your energy consumption up to 20%. When you use ice trays, there is no increase in energy use or costs.
8    Use your dishwasher, it uses 1/3 of the hot water that you would use if you washed your dishes by hand.

About Carol

As a premier real estate agent in the South Bay, I’m here to provide you with all the resources and information you need to buy or sell real estate. I work with buyers and sellers in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Long Beach and the surrounding areas and I’ve had extensive training in the latest real estate marketing strategies. I’m confident that I can offer you knowledge and tools most other agents can’t.

Contact me so I can keep you updated on the latest real estate activities in our community and answer any questions you may have.

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