Step into just about any modern kitchen and you’ll find a collection of small appliances from toasters to blenders, food processors and more. They’re convenient and easy to use, and since they only run for a short time, we don’t tend to think of them as an energy drain. But, that’s where we could be wrong. Take a look at your small appliances, usually the watt output should be listed on the appliance or its cord. If not, it’s on the original box (if you still have that).
We believe little, incremental changes can lead to big impacts. That’s why we did the post on little things you can do around the house for big green impact. We had so much fun with that one, we’re bringing you part 2!
By now, the concept of switching incandescent bulbs for CFLs and LEDs is standard operating procedure. If you haven’t tried CFLs lately, you’re in for a surprise. Modern bulbs are brighter, better lights with a variety of color options. So, you’ve swapped out your old bulbs for new energy-efficient ones and you’re looking for your next project. If you’re not ready to tackle the big stuff yet (or maybe you’re a renter), there are still plenty of little things you can do to make a difference in your at home energy consumption. We’ve rounded up four simple fixes that can be done in one weekend. And they’re all $50 or less. Continue reading