Mr. Electricity has assembled a straight-forward website full of great ideas and useful links–everything you’ll need to understand, use and save electricity.
Here’s what the site covers, in the words of “Mr. Electricity”:
I explain exactly what a kilowatt hour is and how much you pay for one. And I show you how to calculate exactly how much electricity your household appliances use, so you know which items are guzzling the most juice (and which ones are the best targets for savings). You’ll also learn exactly how to read your electric meter, if you like. . . . And I not only give you meaningful tips for slashing your electricity consumption, I give you the tools to figure out exactly how much you’re saving as well. Finally, I’ve answered countless questions from readers about saving electricity. If you have a question, it’s probably answered here already.
The site offers dozens of illustrations. Oh, and one more time, this is a site geared toward saving electricity. For example, check out this page on “vampire power” demonstrating that many appliances burn more electricity to “run the clock” than to provide the function for which you bought them (e.g., VCRs and microwave ovens).
“Mr. Electricity’s” real name is Michael Bluejay.