Energy Savings Tip #3 – Use cold water for garbage disposal

Energy Savings Tips, Fun Facts, Green Energy, Tips & Tricks
Save energy and money by using cold water in your garbage disposal.  In addition to saving energy, the cold water is also helping maintain your garbage disposal. It keeps the shredder assembly, bearings and the motor from overheating. Hot water can melt fat and grease and allow it to re-solidify as a blockage further down the drain.   Bonus tip: The farther away your water heater is from your sink, the longer it takes for hot water to arrive and the more energy is wasted. Using cold water in the disposal will save you money both in your water bill and electric/gas bill. Bonus tip: Make sure to keep the disposal and the cold water running for around 30-60 seconds after the food/garbage has gone down the drain. The waste material…
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Back to the Future – 1.21 gigawatts for time travel

Fun Facts, Green Energy, Renewable Energy
In the 80's hit movie trilogy Back to the Future, 1.21 gigawatts (pronounced jiggawatts in the movie) was the amount of electricity it took to power the flux capacitor on the DeLorean time machine. In the movie Dr. Emmettt Brown used a lightning strike to generate this amount of power. We know the fictional flux capacitor requires 1,210,000,000 watts of power. What does it take to generate this much power in real life? This is the amount of power created by... 1 1/2 Nuclear reactors at 800 MW each would generate this much power. Around 600 Wind turbines at 2 MW each would generate this much power. 1 Lighting strike would generate this much power. Power levels of lightning strikes vary greatly but 1.21 gigawatts is within their range.   Fun Fact: The future scenes in…
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