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Do you have energy-efficient habits?

Are you curious about how energy-efficient your habits are? Take a break from the summer heat and join me for an energy efficiency quiz!  

  1. True or False: Leaving electronic devices plugged in when not in use doesn’t consume any
  2. Which of the following is an energy-efficient alternative to traditional incandescent light bulbs?

a) LED bulbs

b) Halogen bulbs

c) Fluorescent bulbs

3. True or False: Using a dishwasher is more energy-efficient than handwashing dishes.

4. What temperature should you set your water heater to for optimal energy efficiency?

a) 120°F

b) 140°F

c) 160°F

5. Which of the following practices can help reduce energy consumption in the kitchen?

a) Using lids on pots and pans while cooking

b) Running the dishwasher with a half-load

c) Leaving the refrigerator door open while preparing meals

6. True or False: Adjusting your thermostat settings by one degree can save up to 3% on your cooling and heating costs.

7. Which of the following contributes to phantom energy or vampire power?

a) Leaving your laptop charger plugged in when not in use

b) Turning off the lights when leaving a room

c) Unplugging devices after they are fully charged

8. True or False: Energy-efficient appliances and electronics carry an ENERGY STAR label.

9. Which of the following is an effective way to conserve water and energy in the bathroom?

a) Taking shorter showers

b) Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth

c) Using the bathtub instead of the shower

10. True or False: Closing air vents in unused rooms can help save energy.


  1. False – Leaving electronic devices plugged in consumes “phantom energy.”
  2. a) LED bulbs.
  3. True – Using a dishwasher efficiently can save both water and energy.
  4. a) 120°F (49°C).
  5. a) Using lids on pots and pans while cooking.
  6. True – Small thermostat adjustments can result in significant energy savings.
  7. a) Leaving your laptop charger plugged in when not in use.
  8. True – ENERGY STAR appliances are designed to be energy-efficient.
  9. a) Taking shorter showers.
  10. False – Closing air vents can disrupt the balance of your HVAC system.


  • 9-10 correct answers: You’re an Energy Efficiency Pro!
  • 6-8 correct answers: You’re on the right track, with some room for improvement.

3-5 correct answers: You have a good foundation, but there’s room to learn more.

  • 0-2 correct answers: did you even try?

How did you do? Whether you aced the quiz or discovered some areas for improvement, the important thing is to take the knowledge gained and apply it to your daily life. By implementing energy-efficient practices, you can not only reduce your carbon footprint but also save money on your utility bills. Keep learning and exploring ways to make your home and lifestyle more energy-efficient.