This week’s green task has been to turn lights off when I am not using them. I think I have been doing a pretty good job at it and will continue to watch my electricity use. I am going to deviate a little bit from this week’s challenge and write about a slightly different subject today. Ashley asked me to write a bit about phantom charges and I am going to oblige. I am going to bring it one step further and ask that this topic be made into next week’s challenge.
I do think that turning lights off is very important for reducing your impact on the environment, but I think there are some major changes that could be made in our house by reducing the phantom electricity charges. Ashley indicated that we could reduce our electricity output by 10% just by reducing this kind of charge. I know we have plenty of appliances that suck electricity unnecessarily.
We will surely see a smaller electricity bill next month, but I wonder if we can drive it down even further? Turning our lights off will reduce our energy bill and I think we can reduce it even further by helping stop these phantom charges.
So, I think I have been doing pretty good with this week’s green challenge and look forward to my next one. I hope my wife will allow my first request for a challenge next week. I am hoping we can make a big difference! Tell me your story in the comment area below.