Here’s a fun lesson to teach your children energy efficiency and help them earn a little spending money. Take a look at your electric bill at the start of the month with your kids, then tell them this: Whatever savings is earned based on the difference between your home’s energy usage in the current month and the coming month, the money will be theirs to keep! One easy way to reduce electricity usage is to use lights sparingly. Lighting accounts for around 12 percent of the typical residential electric bill. Keeping lights off when not in use is an easy thing for kids to do.
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