Some people have a bad habit of leaving the lights on when they exit a room. Some even forget to shut off the lights before they leave the house. Is this a big deal? Find out how much energy lights really use.
Do you turn the lights off when you leave the room?
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If the lights are blazing in every room, you know that concerns about the energy used by a light left on is probably not one of their top worries. But that might be a mistake. While turning off lights saves energy generally, the answer about whether you waste more electricity by turning lights on and off is that it depends. Sometimes it can actually be cheaper to leave a light on rather than turn it off. It all depends, Energy. Incandescent lights — assuming you still have any of these — are the easiest. Turning them off will also help cool a room in summer, which could potentially affect other energy costs as well, such as air conditioning.
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