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Dear Kate,
If you had to pick just one habit to save energy, what would it be?
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Dear Get Me,
Pick just one habit? That’s like picking your favorite child! They’re all my favorites! But since you asked, here are two ways to save:

Evening hours are energy-using hours. Most people come home from a hard day Kate With Graphof work and turn everything on. Wow, the energy use is high! See what you can turn off each night.

Buy less. Unplug. Frankly, if it’s not in the house, you can’t turn it on. And if you already bought it, rethink it: Do you really appreciate the outdoor lights each night? The fountain 24/7? The instant hot-water system? Often, I find that a few simple changes with these items makes a big difference.


Do you have a question for Kate? Email her at And yes, there is a real Kate. She has helped hundreds of consumers save energy the easy way – through habits and low cost changes. Everyone saves after Kate’s home visit, even the greenest of homes. She’s that good!


WattzOn Labs is always innovating ways to engage people to save water and energy. It showcases the WattzOn products under the WattzOn Labs private-label. We don’t market these products, but use this small-scale direct-to-consumer experience to constantly evolve and learn. Then we apply the findings to the rich, private-label products used by all our customers at WattzOn.