Interesting Energy Facts

Did you know………

One mature tree on the southside of your house provides as much summer cooling as five midsized air conditioners.

Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours or to run a TV for three hours.

A hot water faucet that leaks one drop per second can add up to 165 gallons a month.  That’s more than one person uses in two weeks! 

Laptops use 90% less energy than desktops.

A single open fireplace damper sends eight percent of your heating bill up the chimney.

A decrease of only 1% in industrial energy use would save the equivalent of about 55 million barrels of oil per year, worth about $1 billion.

Refrigerators account for 7% of the nation’s energy use.

Among industrialized and developing countries, Canada consumes per capita the most energy in the world, the United States ranks second, and Italy consumes the least among industrialized nations.

Enough aluminum is thrown away to rebuild our commercial air fleet four times every year. 

The Department of Energy estimates that about 20% of the energy you use in your home powers electrical appliances such as televisions, DVD players, coffee makers, toasters, and microwaves – even when they are turned off.

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