Melissa Sartore

Watt Does It Use? The Evolution of Microwave Power Consumption

Ah, leftover night. Hard to imagine it without that handy microwave! How was this technology discovered? In this piece, we…

WattDoesItUse? The Evolution of Air Conditioning’s Power Consumption

Who doesn’t have nightmares about his or her electricity bill spiking as temperatures rise and the air conditioning flips on?…

Watt Does It Use? The Evolution of Refrigeration’s Power Consumption

30 years ago, home refrigeration’s power consumption comprised a whopping 16 percent of each household’s electricity bill, on average. Today,…