Summer School — Energy-Saving Tips for Kids
As a modern kid, you interact with energy in tons of ways. Whether you’re playing a video game, watching a snack turn in the microwave, or drinking a bottle of water outside, you’re using energy. All that power we use has to come from somewhere, and there is a limit to how much our planet can safely give us. That’s why it’s important to save energy through conservation and efficiency. Conservation allows you to save resources by doing certain things less. Efficiency helps you save energy by doing things smarter.
You may think that you’re just a kid, but you have a lot of power to improve energy conservation and efficiency. When you’re at home, there are lots of little energy saving tips you can use to help the environment. You can:
- Make sure the lights are turned off in rooms you’re not using
- Power off any computers, game systems, or other devices you’re not playing
- On hot days, try to keep cool by doing things like swimming, playing water games, and using fans
- Try to walk or ride your bike to places that are close by instead of using the car
While you can do a lot on your own, you have the power to improve efficiency and conservation by giving valuable energy saving tips to your parents as well. You can let them know about more energy efficient light bulbs, modern appliances that use less power, and proper air conditioning maintenance. You can also help your parents think of ways they can save energy at the place they work. Even the smallest things can make a difference.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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