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Paid PostAug 1, 2018

How Normal Are Your Home Energy Use Habits?

When it comes to home energy conservation, the power is in your hands. How do your habits compare?

  1. How regularly do you use the AC?

    How regularly do you use the AC?

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How regularly do you use the AC?
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    If I'm at home, the AC is on
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    Sparingly — only when it's super hot and a fan won't do
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    Never, tbh. I embrace the heat!
  1. Do you sleep with the TV on?

    Do you sleep with the TV on?

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    Guilty!
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    Sometimes by accident
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    Nope, never
  1. Do you turn the lights off when you exit a room?

    Do you turn the lights off
    when you exit a room?

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Do you turn the lights off when you exit a room?
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    Uh…when I can remember, I guess?
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    ALWAYS!
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    Most of the time, but sometimes I forget
  1. Are the light bulbs in your home LED or fluorescent?

    Are the light bulbs in your home LED or fluorescent?

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Are the light bulbs in your home LED or fluorescent?
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    LED
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    Fluorescent
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    Er...what?
  1. Do you typically wash small laundry loads or wait until you have a full load?

    Do you typically wash small laundry loads or wait until you have a full load?

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Do you typically wash small laundry loads or wait until you have a full load?
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    Small loads
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    I wait for a full load
  1. Would you wash a small amount of dishes by hand or in the dishwasher?

    Would you wash a small amount
    of dishes by hand or in the dishwasher?

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    By hand, usually
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    Dishwasher always. I hate washing dishes!
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    I only use the dishwasher when it's full
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    Dishwasher??? I do not possess this luxury
  1. Do you use special shades or curtains to reflect heat awayfrom your home?

    Do you use special shades or curtains to reflect heat away
    from your home?

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Do you use special shades or curtains to reflect heat awayfrom your home?
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    Yup!
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    Nope!
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    I...have no idea
  1. Do you leave windows open when the AC is on?

    Do you leave windows open when the AC is on?

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Do you leave windows open when the AC is on?
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    Yeah, sometimes
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    Absolutely not!
  1. Do you ever opt for a smaller appliance to cook your food?

    Do you ever opt for a smaller appliance to cook your food?

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Do you ever opt for a smaller appliance to cook your food?
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    Yeah, I love using a toaster oven for smaller meals or an electric kettle for tea!
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    Nah, I'm strictly oven and stove for everything
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    I use both equally!
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    I only know how to make food in the microwave tbh

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