National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day is a holiday that encourages everyone to take an assessment of their energy usage and find ways to cut it. It’s a holiday that’s celebrated on the 10th of January and is designed to make people rethink how they use energy in their home or business. On this day, people can weatherproof their home, turn down their thermostat, use smart power strips, or turn off lights that aren’t being used. Although this holiday only occurs on one day of the year, it will hopefully be a springboard for people looking to cut their energy usage all year round.

The History Of National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

At this point, we don’t know who started this holiday or when it was created. We do know that it’s been since before 2019, but other than that piece of information, we do not know the origins of this holiday.

Facts About Cutting Your Energy Costs

If you’re looking to cut costs in your home on this day, or any other day of the year, then you might want to read some of the following points. The bullet points we listed below give some good information that you can use to save energy and in the process, save money.

  • Well-place trees and bushes can cut energy costs by up to $250 a year.
  • Toasters, microwaves, and countertop grills all use less energy than a full-size oven, and they don’t overly raise the temperature of the home.
  • If your computer is left on all day, it can add an extra $75 a year to your electric bill.
  • Programmable thermostats can save you up to $150 a year—if they’re used properly.
  • Changing your incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) can result in a 75% reduction of the energy used by your lights.
  • Putting televisions or lamps near air conditioning thermostats can cause the air conditioner to run longer than it ordinarily would.
  • Running your air condition a mere 6-degrees warmer can save up to 18% on your cooling bill.

Observing National Cut Your Energy Day

National Cut Your Energy Day can be observed by cutting your energy where you can. This can include something as simple as replacing your incandescent bulbs with CFL bulbs, turning down your heat during the winter, or using a smart energy strip that turns off power strategically. You can also think about solar heat systems, take shorter showers, or wash your clothes on cold for the day. While you’re saving all of that energy (as well as all that money), don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalCutYourEnergyDay on your social media accounts to spread the word to other people.

When is it?
This year (2023)
January 10 Tuesday
Next year (2024)
January 10 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
January 10 Monday
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