5 Rules for Energy Safety
- Always ask a grown-up for help when you need to use something that uses electricity.
- Don't yank or pull cords from a wall. Pulling cords can damage the outlet, the appliance or the plug.
- Ask a grown-up to put safety caps on all unused electrical outlets. This can also help save energy by stopping drafts.
- Keep electrical stuff away from water. Water and electricity don't mix. Most electrical accidents in the home happen when people use electricity near water.
- Watch out for power lines. Never touch a power line, especially if there is one that may have fallen down.
Turn off all the lights every time you leave the room.
Shut down the computer when you are done using it.
Unplug electronics like cell phones, video game consoles, and televisions when not in use.
Set your thermostat to 78 in the summer and 68 in the winter.
Don't hold the refrigerator door open for long periods of time.
Check windows and doors for air leaks.
Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient CFL light bulbs.