Energy Saving Hacks from Constellation – #EnergyLifeHacks

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I’m a big fan of articles, videos, or Pinterest pins about “hacks.”  I’m always looking for ways to cut corners to make the most of my time, or ways to save a buck or two.  Constellation sent over some awesome #EnergyLifeHacks to share with the readers here at Thrifty Jinxy and I definitely learned a thing or too.  I think you will too!
 

Energy Saving Hacks

 
IceCream

Energy Hack #1,346 – All the Ice Cream is the Best Idea

A tightly packed freezer eliminates the extra energy it takes to chill the warm empty air inside.  Fight the urge to de-clutter your freezer and make sure to stock up on ice cream and other frozen foods when they are on sale because it will save you money in the long run – both on groceries and on your energy bill.

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Energy Hack #1,672 – There’s No App for That

Powering off appliances and electronics saves money and energy.  It also extends their operating life.  As hard as it might be, and as uncomfortable as it might feel, make it a point to power down your devices for at least an hour or two per week.  Order a pizza, grab a bottle of wine and a board game, and invite your friends over for a device-free game night!  You’ll save on your energy bill, improve the performance of your devices, and have a blast in the process.

Dishes

Energy Hack #1,938 – Give It a Hand.  Your Dishwasher That Is.

Your dishwasher runs more efficiently when it is full.  Hand wash small loads, using less water and energy.  Or, if you’re like me and strongly dislike hand washing dishes, this gives you an excuse to hold off on doing the dishes until the dishwasher fills up.  Just tell your spouse you’re saving money! 😉

Stove

Energy Hack #1,182 – Yes!  Less Energy on Dinner

Putting the lids on while cooking drastically reduces the amount of time and energy spent.  I guess it is time for me to dig through the cabinets and match up the lids with the pots and pans.  I always viewed this as an unnecessary step and had no idea that it could actually make my food cook quicker and save me money!

What was your favorite #EnergyLifeHack?  Do you have any other unique tips for saving on your energy bill?  Leave us a comment below and let us know!

Energy Saving Hacks

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Ashley is a work from home virtual assistant, who loves her husband and their four-legged child, Baxter. When she isn't finding the hottest deals, she is spending time cheering on her favorite sports teams: The Cincinnati Bengals and the Michigan Wolverines!

Comments

  1. That makes total sense about filling the dishwasher completely! I always try to make sure mine is full before I run it.

  2. I had never heard about the dishwasher trick! I usually do small loads every night, but it makes sense to do less, larger loads!

  3. I keep trying to fill my freezer and my hubby keeps emptying it LOL! We try to fill the dishwasher before we run it.

  4. I already put off running the dishwasher until it is full. I didn’t know about the freezer. I actually just filled it with a meat order.

  5. Great tips. We only run the dishwasher when it’s full. Did not know that tip about the freezer. Good one.

  6. Oh my gosh! I never thought about the energy it takes to keep everything frozen in a somewhat empty freezer. When ours gets packed full I always feel like we need to eat everything in there before buying more. Now I don’t have to feel so bad about stocking up when I see a sale!

  7. These are awesome hacks! I’m always looking for ways to save energy. 🙂 Thanks!

  8. I’m totally on board with stocking up on all the ice cream!! 🙂 Love your hacks

  9. These are some great tips. I always love saving on money, and this is actually a good way to do that. Saving on energy can save one money as well. I always only run the dishwasher when it’s full.

  10. annb10@rogers.com' Ann Bacciaglia says:

    These are great energy saving hacks. I always unplug charging cords and appliances we are not using to save some power.

  11. gingermommyrants@gmail.com' gingermommyrants says:

    I will have to try a few of these hacks. I am always looking for ways to save money.

  12. dearrhannahh@aol.com' Hannah C says:

    I need to remember to turn off all electronics and devices when I’m not using them. That’s one thing I have a problem with.

  13. Clearly I need to get in the habit of using my lids. Thanks for the tip!

  14. cshell090869@aol.com' shelly peterson says:

    Great ideas! I can totally stock up on ice cream! 🙂

  15. The tips you shared here are great. They are great because they are things that people can do over the ordinary course of life and make a big impact!

  16. And here I thought there SHOULD be air to circulate. Ok, you don’t have to tell me twice. I’ll fill up my freezer but good!

  17. jewelwood55@gmail.com' Julie Wood says:

    Making sure to run the washing machine full is a good idea and turning off lights, and using the Crock Pot to save on energy is a good idea. Also turn off all electronics when not in use. Phantom power usage really ads up!

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