I can't believe the summer is almost over!!
As some may know, Rachel decided to build a team earlier this year and I was fortunate enough to join her as a Salesperson. For those that I have not met, my name is Dana Palombo. After finishing school with a mechanical engineering degree I found that wasn't the life for me. Rachel and I met at a networking event for real estate in March of 2012, and as they say, the rest is history. I am very excited to work with everyone, and I thank those I have already met for the positive experiences.
While I worked in the field of engineering I was an energy engineer, specializing in saving money by reducing energy consumption in commercial buildings. This is something that I can easily translate into tips for homeowners to reduce their energy.
Considering my past life, I'd like to share a tip with everyone today. I know I am guilty of leaving phone chargers, laptop chargers, etc plugged in ALL the time, even when I am not charging anything. Have you ever felt these chargers and noticed how warm they are? That shows that they are consuming energy (it is called phantom or vampire loads) ... The best way to save this energy is to unplug them while you are not using them. The second best option, is to use a surge protector with a timer. That way you will only be sending power through these plugs for certain periods of the day. For example, if you usually charge your devices over night, have the surge protector timer set from 11pm to 8am.
I'd be happy to answer (or find you the answer for) all of your green energy questions, please don't be shy!