Are you ready for some football?! It’s that time of the year again – the Super Bowl. We’ll be gathered around the television to watch an American classic, indulging in game-day favorites like hot wings and spinach dip.
You know the electricity in the stadium is high, but did you know that home energy consumption actually decreases during the big game? That’s right – during the 2012 Super Bowl, residential electricity use across the nation dropped 5 percent below average. This is likely because people gather at homes, focusing their energy use in one location, and because activity during the game tends to center around the TV, not on typical Sunday evening activities like laundry or other chores. You can do the same in your home.
Even if your team isn’t playing for the Lombardi Trophy this year, you can add these quick tips to your playbook and score big with energy savings:
You do not have to sacrifice the comfort of your guests or the quality of game-day food to save on energy costs. Make the play that really counts this month, and use only the energy you need.
For more information on reducing your household expenses, contact the Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP). The PFMP can provide you with a detailed assessment of your current financial situation and help you create a financial action plan to achieve your goals.
Make 2017 the year to challenge yourself to become more energy efficient – reducing not only the amount of energy you might waste, but also your hard-earned cash.
When it comes to energy, today’s decisions can impact the future, so understanding the importance of being energy efficient at home, work, and school throughout the year is critical.
The UEM Program is the unit-level driving force behind the Energy Ethos – the shared vision that the efficient use of energy resources is a critical component of mission readiness.