Expert: ‘Turn it off, turn down, unplug’

Energy expert says just turning it off or down will make a difference.


Joseph Bigos knows his family is really good at recycling — in fact, they fill two bins per week. But he would like to see more energy conservation happening at his Farmington Hills home.

With three teenagers, his challenge is getting them to turn off their video games and televisions when they’re not playing; and getting them to stop standing, staring into an open refrigerator.

“The biggest thing is leaving the refrigerator open,” Bigos said at Saturday’s Home Efficiency Workshop, hosted by the city of Farmington Hills Green Efforts Committee. “And with the video games, they’ll have two TVs going at once, they’ll go outside and leave the video games on — that drives me nuts.”

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