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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 | Author:

Learn several techniques for household energy savings from this informative and interesting video.

IDT Energy is happy to help consumers save energy, which means also saving money, all year long.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 | Author:

Although boilers and furnaces are the most common method by which people in the US heat their homes, there are times when having a portable space heater might be a more economic method of heating.

Although it is generally true that space heaters are not efficient ways of heating, under certain circumstances using a space heater can save money and energy.

•    If the main heating system is inadequate
•    Central heating is to expensive to install
•    When you only want to heat one room or small space and not an entire floor or house
•    Increase the temperature of one room without having to increase the temp of the entire house for people who are extra sensitive to cold, such as the elderly or small children

IDT Energy explores ways to save consumers energy and therefore save money.

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Friday, September 16th, 2011 | Author:

IDT Energy suggests that it is possible for consumers to change some small things around the house to save energy and money.

Here is a fun video for families to enjoy which demonstrates a large number of simple ways families can save energy at work and at home.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 | Author:

Homeowners are responsible for the property around their homes, and it often takes quite a bit of energy to keep the premises looking their best and functioning up to par.

Here are a few easy-to-do ideas from IDT Energy to keep the energy you use on upkeep of your land down to a minimum:

  • Use a broom to sweep away leaves and other debris from your driveway and walkways, instead of housing them down. Using water to flush away dirt is just a waste of loads of water.
  • If you have a small lawn, think about using a manual push mower to cut the grass with. Less noise, less energy, and get some exercise, too.
  • Doesn’t the sound of the leaf blower drive you crazy? Think about using an old-fashioned rake. Less noise, less energy, and more fun.
  • Do you have a security light that you leave on all night? Definitely switch to a compact fluorescent bulb to save tons of electricity and they last longer, too. They also come in yellow so bugs are not attracted.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 | Author:

The United States Department of Energy has an informative and easy to use web site which can help home owners save lots of money while they stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

There is also plenty of advice on how to save money while traveling by reducing the amount of money spent on fuel, and lowering the cost of car maintenance.

IDT Energy suggests that energy consumers take a look at this web site and begin incorporating some of the tips into their lifestyles to save money and resources.

Monday, March 28th, 2011 | Author:

The Energy Star label helps consumers to make more energy efficient choices when they purchase new appliances and other electric products. IDT Energy recommends that you view this short video to get a better understanding of what the Energy Star label is all about, and start saving electricity and money on your electric bill.

Monday, March 14th, 2011 | Author:

With spring on the horizon, it’s time to consider important energy tips that will help you to save money in the warm weather. Whether you use IDT Energy or another company, these tips can help you to save energy as the sun starts to shine more brightly.

1. Leaking Air: It’s possible that you are wasting money with air leaks. Look for them by looking for spider webs. Usually, when there is a web, there is also a draft. These leaks let a great amount of heat get lost through basements and other spaces that aren’t insulated.

2. Check Out Those Doors: Believe it or not, if you have a sliding glass door, a dirty track can ruin the seal on the door and create gaps where heat and cold can escape. Make sure to keep your sliding glass door tracks clean.

3. Refrigerator Seals: Your refrigerator gobbles up about 11% of your house’s total energy use. Make sure that the seals on the refrigerator door are clean and tight so that air isn’t escaping from this location and adding to your energy bill.

Sunday, February 27th, 2011 | Author:

If your kitchen appliances are getting old, you may want to consider investing in some new, Energy Star-labeled ones. Although it may seem like unnecessary spending, these appliances can significantly cut monthly energy costs. For example, self-cleaning ovens can save up to 25% of the energy generally used by ovens. This is because they are better insulated, and the heat is distributed evenly throughout the oven. Ovens with big windows can also help you save energy, as they allow you to check the food without letting heat escape unnecessarily.

Refrigerators are another large energy consumer. In fact, they are usually the largest energy consumer in the house. Energy efficient fridges will come with an energy-saver switch. Also, keep in mind that the traditional freezer-on-top fridges are more energy efficient. For more tips and information, you may find it useful to contact your electric company, like IDT Energy.

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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 | Author:

Efficient energy use is a great way to cut back on the monthly bill. The washing machine and dryer are both responsible for the loss of a large amount of energy- often more than is necessary.

While doing the laundry, one should always make sure to run a full load. Otherwise, extra water and energy are used. If you notice that you rarely fill the machine, you may want to consider switching it for a smaller one. And in general, if a new machine is in the budget, look for one that is Energy Star certified.
Run the wash with cold water whenever you can. Up to 75% of the energy used in a washing machine goes to heating the water.
For drying clothes, try using a clothesline during the summer. If that’s not your cup of tea, efficient use of your dryer can also help you cut back on energy costs. First, dry fabrics of similar weight together, but don’t combine many different types, as each will dry at a different pace. For example, do not dry your towels along with lightweight sheets or t-shirts. Also, if you shop for a new dryer, look for one with a moisture sensor that will shut off automatically once the clothes are dry.
There are many other ways to easily lower your energy bill. For advice and additional information, try contacting your electric company, like IDT Energy.

Friday, January 28th, 2011 | Author:

You may have heard of ‘phantom power’ or ‘voltage vampires.’ Learn more about them here, and see how you can easily save money on your electric bill every month. For more information on saving energy, contact your electric company like IDT Energy.

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