You teach your children how to tie their shoes and to pick up their toys, so why not start teaching them how to conserve electricity. Helping them build good energy use habits around your home may help you conserve energy. Below are some easy ways for them to help make a difference around the house.
- Shut it down. Remind your kids to shut off all lights and electronic devices (television, video game console, etc) before leaving the room. This is a good habit to start now, as it will help conserve electricity usage when people are not in the room.
- Use rainwater. Have your kids set out a bucket or a watering can when you know it is going to rain. They can use the collected rainwater to water the plants around the house. This is one easy way to conserve water around the house.
- Shower time. While some kids might enjoy bath time, filling the tub can use a lot more water than a short shower. Save bath time for special occasions, and tell your children that this will help save water usage around the house.
- Update to LEDs around the house. LED bulbs are more energy efficient and last a lot longer than incandescent bulbs. Get your kids involved by having your younger children hand the new LED bulbs to their older siblings to screw in.
General tips are taken from the below sources and are not independently verified by Hello Energy. Dollar and usage savings are estimates and are based on, but not limited to the following: home profile information, performance assumptions, third-party resources, and the average regional cost for electricity. Savings are not guaranteed, are subject to change, and may vary.