We've shown you lots of ways to save money on your power bills, from the drastic to the simple and easy, but the biggest energy sinks around your house are probably the big ones you use most often. This quiz helps you see which of your appliances or comforts uses more energy, and explains how much. You can take the quiz embedded below, but we'd suggest hitting the link below to jump over to Constellation Energy, who built the quiz, and read more about exactly how different the energy consumption between the options in each question really is. Most of the questions are pretty self-explanatory and the answers will be pretty obvious, but some of them are a little trickier, and the detailed explanation leans into what you should know before you, let's say, run out and upgrade your fridge or washer and dryer.
For example, it's pretty obvious that a laptop will consume less energy than a desktop computer, but if you're looking for energy savings, you should pay attention to your system's power management controls, and make sure it's set to sleep when it's not in use -- that's where the real energy savings lies, regardless of the type of computer you use. Anyway, even that's an obvious example, so try the quiz yourself, then hit the link below to read more about how you can save money -- and energy -- at home.
Take the Energy Efficiency Quiz [Constellation Energy]