Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Today's Energy Insight

Be sure to run full loads of dishes and laundry. Using your clothes  washer or dishwasher for frequent small loads wastes water. By running these machines when full, you will save up to 20 gallons of water per load, or 7,300 gallons a year. That is as much water as the average person drinks in their lifetime.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Today's Energy Insight

We have been enjoying some beautiful autumn weather  lately but winter winds will soon be here...

Did you know a one-eighth inch gap around an exterior door is equivalent to a six inch square hole in the side of your house and causes a lot of energy loss?  When put in those terms I realized I would not leave a gaping hole in the side of my house all winter so I'd better check for air leaks.

There are two ways to check your exterior doors:

Have someone stand on the other side of the door and shine a flashlight around the door's perimeter. If you can see light through the cracks, your door needs sealing.
Hold a piece of paper between the door and the frame and shut the door. If you can pull the paper out without tearing it, you should weather strip around the door.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today's Energy Insight

Make it a GREEN Halloween...

Please remember to re-use and/or recycle your costumes and decorations. And don't forget to compost those jack'o lanterns .

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Energy Awareness

Did you know October is Energy Awareness month?
How aware are you? The first person to email the correct answer to the follow question will receive a fun prize:

If our district staff and students were to reduce the overall energy consumption in all of our buildings by just 10%, the annual cost avoidance/savings would be:

A)  $20,000

B)  $71,000

C)  $120,000

D)  $210,000

Email your answer to: