The Importance of CFL's
We all have heard by now how changing out regular incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's) can make a big difference. We recently had a friend break down exactly how much energy we are saving by switching out our old bulbs. We were impressed by the amount of energy - and money! - we're saving:
2x100W to 2x23W = saving 154 Watts
1x100W to 1x23W & 175W to 1x18W = saving 134 Watts
3x60W to 3x13W = saving 141 Watts
1x60W to 1x13W = saving 47 Watts
So, judging by past habits, we will be saving 1kWh of electricity for every 3 hours the lights are on. That's $1 in savings for every 24 hours use the lights ($0.13/hr electricity rate). That saves us $5/month (conservatively, probably it's a bit more) and reduces our carbon footprint.
Good news! And such an easy step in helping our planet AND our wallets. We really hope you'll take a moment to switch out your old bulbs and start saving, too!