Opinion: Pulling the plug saves energy

April’s school vacation week is a perfect time to take a “Hibernation Vacation” by turning off or unplugging all unneeded appliances before everyone heads out.
Heating water is the biggest household electric hog. Have you considered turning off your water heater when gone for longer periods of time and freezing pipes aren’t a concern?
What’s the second biggest electric hog? See the “How to Lower Your Electric Bills” pamphlet from Efficiency VT that’s been on display downtown in various locations by the Middlebury Energy Committee.
Laura Asermily

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