Although a relatively new convention, Daylight Saving Time* was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 as a way to save on candles. Daylight Saving Time didn’t become a reality until 1907 when English writer, William Willet, wrote a pamphlet called “The Waste of Daylight”, and the idea began to spread.
Are you surprised to learn that your hair dryer uses more energy than your refrigerator or washing machine? Using energy efficient appliances and making a few small changes can make a huge difference in your monthly energy consumption. Read on for more surprising details.