Saving Energy Around the Farmstead

Save this PDF as:

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Saving Energy Around the Farmstead"

Transcription

1 Saving Energy Around the Farmstead Farm Energy Use Farming Operations use 2% of energy in U.S. On average farm energy = 14-15% of costs The cheapest energy is that we don t use Why Reduce Energy Use? Reduce costs Reduce dependence on fossil fuels Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Outdoor Lighting Dusk to Dawn yard lights Generally on about 12 hrs Typically mercury vapor Power use = roughly 800 to 900 kwh/year Change fixture/light & hood type could save ½ -⅔ Special reflector = 47% more light reaching ground From University of Wisconsin Biological Systems Engineering Outdoor Lighting Low pressure sodium Highest lumen per watt output Distinct yellow color limits use High pressure sodium Not as efficient as low-pressure sodium Much improved light color Metal halide lamps Best Light Quality Preferred light source for outdoor sports activities Mercury Vapor Incandescent ENERGY EFF FICENCY Outdoor Lighting Use different controllers to increase efficiency Half-night Motion sensors Time clock Photocell Wall switch From University of Wisconsin Biological Systems Engineering Grove, MO 1

2 Shop Energy Strategies Ceiling or no ceiling Ceilings reduce building volume by 20 to 25 percent or more Insulated ceilings take 15 percent less insulation than roof Insulate walls, ceiling, floor, foundation Recommended R value * o 15 to 20 in walls o 25 to 30 in ceilings (not enough for N Missouri!!) o 10 for doors o 10 to 12 for foundations, 24 deep More insulation = higher construction but lower energy $ Plastic under shop floor to prevent moisture buildup Natural lighting Some recommended Limit windows, skylights o They allow heat loss or gain o Construction/installation costly o Use double glazed windows Types of lighting Select for intensity, color & efficiency o Farm shop - general repair 50 foot-candles* o At floor area 20 foot-candles o Office 50 foot-candles at desk top* o Greater intensity over work benches * North Dakota State University *University of Wisconsin Extension Types of lighting continued University of Wisconsin Extension Compressors Check for leaks in air lines Use timer to shut off at night Shop for best motor HP to air volume efficiency Motors 220 volt vs 110 volt option for single phase Only savings in power use is cooler running motor It s a myth that wiring 220 vs 110 saves significant power Select best running amps vs HP HVAC Geothermal most energy efficient Consider floor heat/cool Maintain lower winter temperature re until using Maintain higher summer temperature until using Consider zone heat/cool Used oil, wood, corn, pellet or radiant heat Are there other temperature modification options Office Use energy efficient lights Florescent uses about 75% less energy than incandescent Reduce air leaks into the shop Fit doors tightly Face large doors south or east Minimize windows, doors on north & west Use insulated/energy efficient doors & windows Motion sensor or timer for lights Shut down power tools when not in use Grove, MO 2

3 Other Farmstead Energy Savings Windbreaks Can reduce energy costs as much as 40 % * Provides more comfortable working conditions in winter Utilize farmstead planning for new sites Building arrangement could offer energy benefit Less travel to & from facilities Consider solar for: Electric fences Watering systems Machinery storage Well house *University of Missouri Extension Guide 5900 Saving Energy Around the Farmstead Finale Living within means Suppose you had an energy ration Could you make changes/sacrifices to operate within it? Could you find other options to substitute? Could you do without? Invest in energy reduction rather than biggest, best looking, greatest or most powerful Build green Other Energy Saving Opportunities Fuel storage Shaded Painted light color Use pressure-relief vacuum caps rather than conventional gas caps Inspect for leaks Grain handling, storage, drying Confinement facilities Small farm enterprises (where can energy be saved?) Fruit Vegetable Pastured/range poultry, swine, goats, sheep, etc. Residential Energy Saving Do An Energy Audit Grove, MO 3

4 Save energy now Low Initial Cost Energy saving methods Low initial cost Moderate initial cost Significant initial cost Re-level blown-in attic insulation Insulate attic access door Replace/clean furnace filter every 1-3 months Clean refrigerator coils; remove frost from freezers Annual inspection of furnace Keep lights clean; shut off when not in use Leave South-facing windows curtains open in winter and closed in summer to collect or prevent solar heat gain. Insulate Water Heater and set thermostat to 120 Low Initial Cost Set ceiling fans appropriate flow mode Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents Outlet insulation Caulk Weather-strip Summer Winter Lighting Watt = amount of energy used Lumen = amount of light produced CFLs vs. Incandescent Cost 4X more; 1/4th as much to use Last 10X longer Incandescent Fluorescent Bulb Light Output Bulb (watts) (watts) (lumens) Lighting Buying Information energy gov/ Grove, MO 4

5 LED Lights for Christmas Tree Type of Light Electricity Cost Standard C $27.21 watts each Mini Incandescent 300 bulbs watts each LED 280 watts $0.61 each Installing Outlet Insulators 1. Before 2. Cover removed 3. Gasket to install 4. Gasket installed 5. Cover replaced & plugs added Weatherize Against Infiltration More low-cost ways to save energy Caulk at ANY joint or penetration to the exterior. Wiring, pipe & duct penetrations in attic, under floor & through walls Caulking where dissimilar materials meet Weatherstripping doors, windows & sills Vapor barriers 20 GPD evaporates from crawl space into air of 1400 sq.ft. home Install 4-6 mil plastic on warm-in-winter side Personal attitude & behavior Wear layered warm clothes indoors during winter Take short showers instead of baths Regulate windows & doors (train kids) For more energy saving tips, contact: Missouri Department of Natural Resources at or on the Web at Grove, MO 5

6 Moderate Initial Cost Energy-saving (programmable) thermostats ($50-$100) Repair Ductwork Put tight-fitting doors on open fireplaces Replace fireplace with wood stove Landscaping Programmable Thermostats Are more convenient and accurate than manual thermostats and: Improve comfort Contain no mercury Save energy and money on utility bills Winter: Set heating unit to 68 F max. (63 F night-time) 3% more energy use per degree increase Summer: Set air conditioning to 78 F min. 8% more energy use per degree decrease Repair Ductwork Install tight fitting fireplace doors Ducts might need repair and sealing when: Rooms are too warm or too cold High summer and winter utility bills Little or no air flow from registers in some rooms Air filter gets dirty quickly Streaks of dust at registers or duct connections No insulation on visible ducts (attic or crawl space) Flexible ducts are tangled or kinked Significant Initial Cost Add insulation to walls and ceiling Replace / add ventilation systems Replace doors and windows with NFRC-rated ones Replace air conditioners and heating systems with Energy Star-rated ones Alternative Energy producers Tractors and Equipment Tractors & equipment(may be covered in other presentation) Radials Proper inflation Proper ballast Gear-up, throttle-down Match tractor to implement Timer on engine heater [2008] Testing and tuning engines Test injection pumps Test injectors Install fuel meter Install clean filters (oil, fuel, hydraulic, air) Shut off idling engines Grove, MO 6

7 Questions MU: An equal opportunity/ada institution Grove, MO 7

Energy Efficiency and Fuel Conservation for Home & Farm. Bob Schultheis Natural Resource Engineering Specialist

Energy Efficiency and Fuel Conservation for Home & Farm. Bob Schultheis Natural Resource Engineering Specialist Energy Efficiency and Fuel Conservation for Home & Farm Bob Schultheis Natural Resource Engineering Specialist The Money Bottom Line You re not actually saving any money until you have recaptured the money

More information

Ways to Save. Energy efficiency tips to help you lower your monthly power bill. 1 Ways To Save

Ways to Save. Energy efficiency tips to help you lower your monthly power bill. 1 Ways To Save Ways to Save Energy efficiency tips to help you lower your monthly power bill 1 Ways To Save 2 Ways To Save Money Saving Advice Jackson EMC is a good resource to use in your energy planning. We can show

More information

Energy Efficiency Practices for the Low- Income Population

Energy Efficiency Practices for the Low- Income Population Energy Efficiency Practices for the Low- Income Population Donald Fournier Managing Director SEDAC University of Illinois Residential Energy American homes use almost 25% of the energy consumed in the

More information

In-Home Energy Audit Tips To Save You Money

In-Home Energy Audit Tips To Save You Money In-Home Energy Audit Tips To Save You Money Top 5 Ways To Save Energy 1. When needing to purchase any electronics or appliances always look for an ENERGY STAR model. 2. Clean all appliances and electronics

More information

Bathroom SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE. If you go on vacation, turn the temperature selector to the lowest setting.

Bathroom SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE. If you go on vacation, turn the temperature selector to the lowest setting. SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE Bathroom STAY IN HOT WATER FOR LESS Next to heating and cooling, your water heater uses the most energy and offers the most opportunities to save. Follow these hints to get the

More information

Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives. Healthy Homes. Energy Management for Home. Home Energy Use Missouri. Energy Consumption in U.S.

Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives. Healthy Homes. Energy Management for Home. Home Energy Use Missouri. Energy Consumption in U.S. Healthy Homes Home Energy Conservation and Efficiency Bob Schultheis Natural Resource Engineering Specialist Bolivar, MO June 20, 2015 Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives Home energy efficiency

More information

Bathroom SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE. If you go on vacation, turn the temperature selector to the lowest setting.

Bathroom SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE. If you go on vacation, turn the temperature selector to the lowest setting. SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE Bathroom STAY IN HOT WATER FOR LESS Next to heating and cooling, your water heater uses the most energy and offers the most opportunities to save. Follow these hints to get the

More information

101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY TOGETHERWESAVE.COM

101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY TOGETHERWESAVE.COM 101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY TOGETHERWESAVE.COM TOGETHERWESAVE.COM DO A LITTLE. SAVE A LOT. EVERYTHING YOU DO, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, CAN ADD UP TO BIG SAVINGS - FOR YOU AND YOUR NEIGHBORS. FROM

More information

THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CONSERVE ENERGY

THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CONSERVE ENERGY THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CONSERVE ENERGY HOME APPLIANCES 1. Turn your refrigerator down. Refrigerators account for about 20% of Household electricity use. Use a thermometer to set your refrigerator temperature

More information

HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE

HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE TOGETHERWESAVE.COM TOGETHERWESAVE.COM ONE SMALL CHANGE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. UPGRADE TO CFLs. SEAL SOME CRACKS. IT DOESN T TAKE MUCH, BUT IT SURE PAYS OFF. FOR ALL OF US.

More information

HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE

HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE HOME ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE TOGETHERWESAVE.COM TOGETHERWESAVE.COM FIND OUT HOW THE LITTLE CHANGES ADD UP. FLIP THE SWITCH. LOWER THE BLINDS. INSULATE YOUR ATTIC. LOWER THE TEMPERATURE ON YOUR THERMOSTAT.

More information

101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY.

101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY. 101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY. TouchstoneEnergy.com TouchstoneEnergy.com DO A LITTLE. SAVE A LOT. EVERYTHING YOU DO, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, CAN ADD UP TO BIG SAVINGS FOR YOU AND YOUR NEIGHBORS.

More information

you We are CONSERVING dedicated to serving more efficiently. 101 Low-Cost No-Cost Home Energy-Saving Measures That s the cooperative difference.

you We are CONSERVING dedicated to serving more efficiently. 101 Low-Cost No-Cost Home Energy-Saving Measures That s the cooperative difference. ? CONSERVING We are you dedicated to serving more efficiently. That s the cooperative difference. Call 478.676.3191 800.522.2930 to schedule a residential energy audit. 101 Low-Cost No-Cost Home Energy-Saving

More information

TO SAVE ENERGY. Together We Can Make a Difference

TO SAVE ENERGY. Together We Can Make a Difference TO SAVE ENERGY Together We Can Make a Difference Adjust The Thermostat Heating and air conditioning account for about 55 percent of a home s energy use! In the summer, set your thermostat to 78. In the

More information

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY 101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY CARROLLEMC.COM 101EasyWaysToSave_Brochure.indd 1 HOME ENERGY USE WHERE DOES YOUR ENERGY GO? T He REFRIGERATION 1. R l 2. HEATING & COOLING 8% MISCELLANEOUS 3. 8%

More information

Address Account # Member # Equipment Specifications Quantity Rebate. ENERGY STAR Appliances

Address Account # Member # Equipment Specifications Quantity Rebate. ENERGY STAR Appliances Rebate not to exceed cost of high efficiency equipment. Equipment must be purchased or recycled in 2015. Installed equipment must be on cooperative's lines. Submit the documentation listed below no later

More information

WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY

WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY Find more than 80 tips to help you save money and energy in your home. Everyone is looking for ways to save money and energy around their home. This brochure includes a variety

More information

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY 101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY 717/334-9211 888/232-6732 adamsec.coop facebook.com/adamsec 101ways_Booklet_5.5x8.5.indd 1 HOME ENERGY USE WHERE DOES YOUR ENERGY GO? REFRIGERATION HEATING & COOLING

More information

Home Energy Savings Guide

Home Energy Savings Guide Home Energy Savings Guide The power of human connections www.touchstoneenergy.coop The power of human connections As the cost of energy goes up, more and more people are concerned about their utility bills.

More information

Equipment Specifications and Required Information Quantity Rebate

Equipment Specifications and Required Information Quantity Rebate Rebate not to exceed 50% of the cost of equipment. Recycling rebates qualify for the entire rebate, regardless of the recycling cost. Equipment must be purchased or recycled in 2016. Installed equipment

More information

101 Low-Cost /No-Cost. Home Energy-Saving Measures

101 Low-Cost /No-Cost. Home Energy-Saving Measures 101 Low-Cost /No-Cost Home Energy-Saving Measures Your Touchstone Energy Cooperative has compiled this list of low-cost / no-cost energy-saving measures to help you better manage your home s energy costs.

More information

Tips To Help Conserve Electricity

Tips To Help Conserve Electricity Tips To Help Conserve Electricity AND REDUCE YOUR POWER BILL Cut Your Power Bill Nobody wants to pay more than necessary for power! But a lot of us do. And that hurts when you live in a place with warm

More information

WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY

WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY Find more than 80 tips to help you save money and energy in your home. Everyone is looking for ways to save money and energy around their home. This brochure includes a variety

More information

1. Dial Down. 10 Energy Saving Tips for the Home

1. Dial Down. 10 Energy Saving Tips for the Home 1. Dial Down 10 Energy Saving Tips for the Home Dial Down Turn the thermostat down in the winter & up in summer. You save about 2% to 3% on your heating bill for every 1º that you lower the thermostat

More information

ENERGY & WATER EFFICIENCY: HOME ASSESSMENTS. Jim Riggins Monument, CO

ENERGY & WATER EFFICIENCY: HOME ASSESSMENTS. Jim Riggins Monument, CO ENERGY & WATER EFFICIENCY: HOME ASSESSMENTS Jim Riggins Monument, CO Overview Home Energy Efficiency Basics Sample Energy Audit Results The Professional Energy Audit Benefits of Energy Efficiency U.S.

More information

SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE

SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE Bathroom STAY IN HOT WATER FOR LESS Next to heating and cooling, your water heater uses the most energy and offers the most opportunities to save. Follow these hints to get the

More information

Vermont Energy Partnership Issues 101 Energy Saving Tips to Keep Money in Your Pocket and the Heat off Your Back

Vermont Energy Partnership Issues 101 Energy Saving Tips to Keep Money in Your Pocket and the Heat off Your Back Vermont Energy Partnership Issues 101 Energy Saving Tips to Keep Money in Your Pocket and the Heat off Your Back Montpelier, VT/July 25, 2007 Today the Vermont Energy Partnership issued its annual list

More information

Facility information. Building Envelope

Facility information. Building Envelope ENERGY AUDIT CHECKLIST A school building or community center is more than just a set of rooms and offices; it is a living structure. Energy flows through the building just like any living thing. Buildings

More information

The Most Effective Energy Upgrades for Existing Buildings

The Most Effective Energy Upgrades for Existing Buildings The Most Effective Energy Upgrades for Existing Buildings Use Compact fluorescent Light Bulbs Replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), or even better; with LED

More information

energy-saving tips for all seasons

energy-saving tips for all seasons energy-saving tips for all seasons taking responsibility As an individual, your efficient use of energy brings benefits such as lower bills, improved comfort levels in your home and a reduced personal

More information

WATT s Up? What You Can Do To Reduce Your Home Energy Costs

WATT s Up? What You Can Do To Reduce Your Home Energy Costs WATT s Up? What You Can Do To Reduce Your Home Energy Costs Nov. 14, 2012 Dial-in number for Audio: 1-877-668-4493 Access code: 640 973 212 WebEx Technical Support: 866-229-3239 WATT s Up Webinar: Speakers

More information

A Step-by-step California Guide to Smarter Home Energy Use

A Step-by-step California Guide to Smarter Home Energy Use A Step-by-step California Guide to Smarter Home Energy Use Like most Californians, you want your home to use energy wisely to save money and help the environment. But you may not know where to begin, or

More information

TIPS ENERGY THE LESS YOU USE, 65 WAYS TO REDUCE HOME ENERGY USE THE MORE YOU SAVE CONSERVATION

TIPS ENERGY THE LESS YOU USE, 65 WAYS TO REDUCE HOME ENERGY USE THE MORE YOU SAVE CONSERVATION NEXT 1 ENERGY CONSERVATION TIPS THE LESS YOU USE, THE MORE YOU SAVE 65 WAYS TO REDUCE HOME ENERGY USE Conserving energy at home is an easy way to save money and help reduce your environmental footprint.

More information

Easy Ways To Be More Energy Efficient At Home. Helpful tips on saving energy from Duquesne Light

Easy Ways To Be More Energy Efficient At Home. Helpful tips on saving energy from Duquesne Light Easy Ways To Be More Energy Efficient At Home Helpful tips on saving energy from Duquesne Light XX Table of Contents Lighting Try These Bright Ideas to Contain Energy Costs 2-3 Water Heating Cool Ways

More information

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY

EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY 101 EASY WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY For more energy-saving ideas, visit Horry Electric Cooperative s website: www.horryelectric.com Printed on recycled paper. Main Office: 843-369-2211 Horry Electric

More information

Your floor to ceiling guide

Your floor to ceiling guide Your floor to ceiling guide Saving energy really doesn t require a lot of your energy. There are some easy things you can do to make a difference in your monthly energy usage and still be comfortable.

More information

COMMERCIAL ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE

COMMERCIAL ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE COMMERCIAL ENERGY SAVINGS GUIDE www.touchstoneenergy.com/bea www.touchstoneenergy.com/bea USING ENERGY MORE EFFICIENTLY IMPROVES YOUR BOTTOM LINE. Cooperatives and their commercial members share a common

More information

Basic Home Energy Audit

Basic Home Energy Audit Basic Home Energy Audit The purpose of this information is to help you perform your own basic home energy audit. Improved energy efficiency can contribute to lower bills, increased comfort, lower utility

More information

Morning Announcements Energy Savings Tips for Students

Morning Announcements Energy Savings Tips for Students Morning Announcements Energy Savings Tips for Students Did you know.? 1. Saving energy means saving money, conserving fossils fuels, and helping to protect our environment. There are lots of ways to save

More information

Pro Eco-Energy. Home Assessment

Pro Eco-Energy. Home Assessment Pro Eco-Energy Home Assessment Prepared for: Prepared by: Pro Eco Energy Andrew Aliferis PO Box 445 Scotland, PA 17254 717-446-0575 ABOUT THIS REPORT Your in-home evaluation was conducted on 2/12/2013.

More information

Energy Efficiency and Conservation and How Do You Weatherize a House? Marlene Brown Transitions October 2016

Energy Efficiency and Conservation and How Do You Weatherize a House? Marlene Brown Transitions October 2016 Energy Efficiency and Conservation and How Do You Weatherize a House? Marlene Brown Transitions October 2016 Why Do Any of This? Why Do Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Why weatherize? It is an easy

More information

66 Ways to Save Energy and Lower your Electric Bill. Just follow some of these easy, inexpensive energy saving tips.

66 Ways to Save Energy and Lower your Electric Bill. Just follow some of these easy, inexpensive energy saving tips. 66 Ways to Save Energy and Lower your Electric Bill Just follow some of these easy, inexpensive energy saving tips. www.psegliny.com 1-800-490-0025 Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice,

More information

How to save money on energy at home

How to save money on energy at home How to save money on energy at home A comprehensive guide with money saving tips on energy use and misuse LITTLE OCMULGEE This handbook was provided to you by: Please call Little Ocmulgee EMC with any

More information

Farm Energy IQ. Farms Today Securing Our Energy Future. Tom Manning, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Farm Energy IQ. Farms Today Securing Our Energy Future. Tom Manning, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Farm Energy IQ Farms Today Securing Our Energy Future Energy Efficiency for Direct Market Farms Tom Manning, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Farm Energy IQ ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR DIRECT MARKET

More information

THE SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE

THE SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE THE SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE Founded in 1999 Focus on Capacity Building Home to Multiple Programs CharlestonWISE & The Impact Project Energy Conservation Corps Pathways to a Green Economy Connects you

More information

Homeowner s Guide: Being Energy Efficient

Homeowner s Guide: Being Energy Efficient Homeowner s Guide: Being Energy Efficient Most people don t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished

More information

We will help you find ways to save energy and money, while keeping your home comfortable. energy matter$

We will help you find ways to save energy and money, while keeping your home comfortable. energy matter$ We will help you find ways to save energy and money, while keeping your home comfortable. energy matter$ Table of contents Inside Your Home 2 Outside Your Home 10 What You Can Do 12 inside your home Simple

More information

Bedroom 100. True or False: Space heaters are more energy efficient and inexpensive to heat large areas than central heating systems.

Bedroom 100. True or False: Space heaters are more energy efficient and inexpensive to heat large areas than central heating systems. Bedroom 100 True or False: Space heaters are more energy efficient and inexpensive to heat large areas than central heating systems. Bedroom 200 Insulation: A) Facilitates the exchange of air from external

More information

A smarter, healthier way to live.

A smarter, healthier way to live. A smarter, healthier way to live. www.mcguinnhomes.com Why are McGuinn Hybrid Homes different? Simple. You will be healthier and have more money to spend because we will build your hybrid home to seal

More information

Designed with the environment in mind.

Designed with the environment in mind. Designed with the environment in mind. www.mcguinnhomes.com sm Designed with the environment in mind. Why are McGuinn hybrid homes sm different? Simple... we pay close attention to those areas of your

More information

Air conditioners are the biggest source of electric use in the summer. In many homes, it will account for more the ½ of your electric bill.

Air conditioners are the biggest source of electric use in the summer. In many homes, it will account for more the ½ of your electric bill. Air conditioners are the biggest source of electric use in the summer. In many homes, it will account for more the ½ of your electric bill. If your air conditioner has a thermostat, adjust the setting

More information

Powerful Money Saving Ideas BROUGHT TO YOU BY TVA AND YOUR LOCAL POWER COMPANY

Powerful Money Saving Ideas BROUGHT TO YOU BY TVA AND YOUR LOCAL POWER COMPANY Powerful Money Saving Ideas BROUGHT TO YOU BY TVA AND YOUR LOCAL POWER COMPANY How saving energy saves you money. Your local power company and TVA have come up with a way to help you save both energy and

More information

Higher fuel prices choking you?

Higher fuel prices choking you? the first in a series Higher fuel prices choking you? You re not alone. From the gas pump to the grocery store, everyone is feeling the increase in energy prices. When fuel prices rise, so does the cost

More information

MAKING IT GREEN AND SAVING ENERGY WITH NSP

MAKING IT GREEN AND SAVING ENERGY WITH NSP MAKING IT GREEN AND SAVING ENERGY WITH NSP Florida Housing Coalition Annual Conference September 2012 NSP PROGRAM BACKGROUND $ 3,296,917 in funding provided by Martin County 23 units of housing purchased

More information

Farm Energy IQ. Farms Today Securing Our Energy Future

Farm Energy IQ. Farms Today Securing Our Energy Future Farm Energy IQ Farms Today Securing Our Energy Future Energy Efficiency for Direct Market Farms Tom Manning, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Farm Energy IQ ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR DIRECT MARKET

More information

Energy Conservation TIPS for the RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Energy Conservation TIPS for the RESIDENTIAL MARKET Consumer tactics: i Energy Conservation TIPS for the RESIDENTIAL MARKET Check home to insure adequate insulation and no air leaks Ensure correct settings for home heating and cooling systems o Set your

More information

Energy-saving tips. For apartments and condos. pse.com/multifamilyretrofit. Bellevue, WA Puget Sound Energy. P.O. Box /17

Energy-saving tips. For apartments and condos. pse.com/multifamilyretrofit. Bellevue, WA Puget Sound Energy. P.O. Box /17 1232 01/17 Puget Sound Energy P.O. Box 97034 Bellevue, WA 98009-9734 pse.com/multifamilyretrofit Energy-saving tips For apartments and condos In this guide 5 Heating 6 Water heating 7 Insulation 8 Air

More information

Price increases since % 38% 53% 63% 115% Ground Beef. Electricity Eggs White Bread

Price increases since % 38% 53% 63% 115% Ground Beef. Electricity Eggs White Bread ENERGYguide As the cost of energy rises, consumers are seeking ways to use energy more efficiently. It takes a lot of electricity to power the farms that feed families across America. With the electricity

More information

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Checklist

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Checklist Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Checklist This energy audit checklist is a simple procedure that will allow you to appraise the energy efficiency of your home. By completing the energy audit checklist

More information

1 Save Energy and Money Today 2 Your Home s Energy Use 4 Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks 10 Heating and Cooling 16 Water Heating 18 Windows 20

1 Save Energy and Money Today 2 Your Home s Energy Use 4 Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks 10 Heating and Cooling 16 Water Heating 18 Windows 20 1 Save Energy and Money Today 2 Your Home s Energy Use 4 Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks 10 Heating and Cooling 16 Water Heating 18 Windows 20 Lighting 22 Appliances 29 Home Office and Home Electronics

More information

Home Energy Assessment Report

Home Energy Assessment Report Home Energy Assessment Report Prepared for Prepared by Nathaniel Dick 50 Washington St Westborough, MA 01581 Assessment Date Powered by Conservation Services Group Assessment Summary About Your Home Year

More information

43 Low Cost Ways to Save Energy on Your Commercial Building

43 Low Cost Ways to Save Energy on Your Commercial Building 43 Low Cost Ways to Save Energy on Your Commercial Building Presented by hobaica.com ROC#084877 Table of Contents Introduction...1 Purpose...2 Glossary of Terms...3 Summer Electric Benchmark Consumption...5

More information

ENERGY COSTS GUIDE FOR COMMON HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES ENERGY SMART

ENERGY COSTS GUIDE FOR COMMON HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES ENERGY SMART ENERGY COSTS GUIDE FOR COMMON HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES ENERGY SMART Tampa Electric is committed to helping you use energy wisely. We developed this brochure to provide you with an approximate cost to run various

More information

SMART METERS ANSWER BOOK HOW YOU WHY ONTARIO WHAT ARE GETTING SMART ABOUT CAN START TO PREPARE NOW PAGE 6 TIME-OF-USE PRICES? PAGE 4 IS INTRODUCING

SMART METERS ANSWER BOOK HOW YOU WHY ONTARIO WHAT ARE GETTING SMART ABOUT CAN START TO PREPARE NOW PAGE 6 TIME-OF-USE PRICES? PAGE 4 IS INTRODUCING GETTING SMART ABOUT SMART METERS ANSWER BOOK WHY ONTARIO IS INTRODUCING SMART METERS PAGE 2 WHAT ARE TIME-OF-USE PRICES? PAGE 4 HOW YOU CAN START TO PREPARE NOW PAGE 6 GETTING SMART ABOUT SMART METERS

More information

25 Energy Saving Tips

25 Energy Saving Tips 25 Energy Saving Tips Easy Money Todd Bell, Victor Kong, & Richard Young Copyright 2010 Fisher Nickel. All Rights Reserved. Vern Smith Vernon.A.Smith@gmail.com 720-320-9154 The Food Service Technology

More information

save I have the power to A helpful guide to making your home wattsmart _RMP_wattsmart Handbook_Resize_5.5x7.75_F2.indd 1

save I have the power to A helpful guide to making your home wattsmart _RMP_wattsmart Handbook_Resize_5.5x7.75_F2.indd 1 save I have the power to A helpful guide to making your home wattsmart 17645-64_RMP_wattsmart Handbook_Resize_5.5x7.75_F2.indd 1 5/21/18 1:05 PM table of contents Preface...ii How you use electricity...1

More information

Downloaded from WHAT'S YOUR E. Q.? By Alvin Ubell & George Merlis YOUR ENERGY AUDIT

Downloaded from   WHAT'S YOUR E. Q.? By Alvin Ubell & George Merlis YOUR ENERGY AUDIT Downloaded from www.accuratebuilding.com WHAT'S YOUR E. Q.? By Alvin Ubell & George Merlis E.Q.?Energy Quotient! Are you energy-wise or energy-fuelish? Are you a 1,000-hitter or a 100-point energy wastrel?

More information

Energy-Efficiency Measures List

Energy-Efficiency Measures List Guidelines for Public Agencies Energy-Efficiency Measures List 1.0 Envelope 1.1 Reduce Heat Losses-Ceiling/roof 1.11 Additional Ceiling/Roof Insulation 1.12 Exhaust Attics 1.13 Use Light-Colored Roof Surfaces

More information

IMPA Energy Efficiency Program

IMPA Energy Efficiency Program June 2016 IMPA Energy Efficiency Program tools and incentives for residential, commercial and industrial customers to reduce energy use and save money Reduce energy use. Save money. Earn incentives. The

More information

Simple ways to save energy

Simple ways to save energy Simple ways to save energy We know you expect electricity to always be there. So we ve worked hard to build one of the best reliability records in the industry. But we also want to help you make the most

More information

* Peak kw is determined by the average kw load reduction occurring between 1PM and 4PM on weekdays during June, July and August.

* Peak kw is determined by the average kw load reduction occurring between 1PM and 4PM on weekdays during June, July and August. overview Summary of Services & Incentives Effective through March 31, 2014 Last updated April 1, 2013 business programs The goal of the Focus on Energy Business Programs is to help Wisconsin s non-residential

More information

In your home. l Regularly clean the dust off your light fixtures, lamps, bulbs, tube lights and fans.

In your home. l Regularly clean the dust off your light fixtures, lamps, bulbs, tube lights and fans. In your home Lighting alone accounts for over 9% of the annual power consumption. Here s how you can bring down your power consumption at home by up to 20%. l Regularly clean the dust off your light fixtures,

More information

Quick Fixes Home Energy Checklists

Quick Fixes Home Energy Checklists Quick Fixes Home Energy Checklists Today Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120-degrees Fahrenheit). You'll not only save energy, you'll avoid scalding your hands. Start

More information

DO IT YOURSELF ENERGY AUDIT

DO IT YOURSELF ENERGY AUDIT DO IT YOURSELF ENERGY AUDIT Taking control of your energy use is probably easier than you realize. That's because you have almost complete control over which appliances and electrical devices in your home

More information

Approach to Energy Efficiency?

Approach to Energy Efficiency? ENERGY SERIES: What is the Whole-House Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency? The whole-house systems approach looks at the entire house as an energy system with interdependent parts. Like a human body,

More information

Max Balter and Nolan Julseth White. Chapter 7: Energy Conserva2on

Max Balter and Nolan Julseth White. Chapter 7: Energy Conserva2on Max Balter and Nolan Julseth White Chapter 7: Energy Conserva2on How Can U Conserve Energy? Lower thermostat setting, resulting in cooler home Choosing to walk or ride a bike rather than driving Hanging

More information

CITY OF BARTOW (COB)

CITY OF BARTOW (COB) CITY OF BARTOW (COB) WATT CHOPPER knows how to take a bite out of your electric bill and save both energy and money... 5 Quick Steps for you to Conserve Energy Today... 1. CHANGE A LIGHT Replace three

More information

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Technological advances and the development of energy-efficient products can help American families save a lot of money. Today, American families can choose refrigerators

More information

WHERE DO I START? We can begin by looking at the mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation system (HVAC) as it generally

WHERE DO I START? We can begin by looking at the mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation system (HVAC) as it generally ENERGY SERIES: What is the Whole-House Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency? Robert "Bobby" Grisso, Extension Engineer, Biological Systems Engineering Martha A. Walker, Ph.D, Community Viability Specialist,

More information

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Guide

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Guide Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Guide BY PRA Construction Services, Inc MN Contractor Lic # BC-20543965 www.praservices.com 612-282-2269 From simple repair jobs to large scale construction project, we

More information

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Hot Winter Tips Find the Leaks, Then Weatherize You can save 10% or more on your energy bill by reducing the air leaks in your home. Test your home for air leaks.

More information

Energy Efficient Homes: Easy Steps to Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency 1

Energy Efficient Homes: Easy Steps to Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency 1 FCS3267 Energy Efficient Homes: Easy Steps to Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency 1 Nicholas W. Taylor, M. Jennison Kipp, and Kathleen C. Ruppert 2 Quick Facts 40% or more of a typical Florida home's

More information

Tips for going green. City of Las Vegas, Nevada

Tips for going green. City of Las Vegas, Nevada Publications (SD) Sustainable Development 2008 Tips for going green City of Las Vegas, Nevada Follow this and additional works at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/sustain_pubs Part of the Environmental

More information

Energy-saving tips. Energy-saving tips For your home. For your home. part of your home. save energy in every. and ideas to help you

Energy-saving tips. Energy-saving tips For your home. For your home. part of your home. save energy in every. and ideas to help you Low-cost, no-cost tips and ideas to help you save energy in every part of your home Energy-saving tips For your home Puget Sound Energy P.O. Box 97034 Bellevue, WA 98009-9734 pse.com/myrebates 1230 08/14

More information

NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines. 3.1 Prerequisites. ResCheck. Energy Efficiency

NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines. 3.1 Prerequisites. ResCheck. Energy Efficiency NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines Energy Efficiency 3.1 Prerequisites 3.1.1 Home is equivalent to the IESS 2003 or local energy code. Conformance shall be based on plan analysis using software. 3.1.2

More information

CLATSKANIE PEOPLE S UTILITY DISTRICT ENERGY CONSERVATION STARTS. in your home

CLATSKANIE PEOPLE S UTILITY DISTRICT ENERGY CONSERVATION STARTS. in your home CLATSKANIE PEOPLE S UTILITY DISTRICT ENERGY CONSERVATION STARTS in your home You can cut your energy bill by 10-15 % This is what your electric bill is paying for, based on national averages. 11 % Air

More information

Energy Center of Wisconsin Residential Characterization Study Homeowner Survey

Energy Center of Wisconsin Residential Characterization Study Homeowner Survey Energy Center of Wisconsin Residential Characterization Study Homeowner Survey Name: Address: Building ID (To be filled in by field crew): HOME AND FAMILY 1 About when was your home built? 1 1995 or later

More information

HOME PERFORMANCE ENERGY ANALYSIS

HOME PERFORMANCE ENERGY ANALYSIS Certifed Home, Termite, Green & Commercial Inspectors HOME PERFORMANCE ENERGY ANALYSIS ON 1234 ANY STREET; PHOENIX, AZ PREPARED FOR: JOHN DOE JANUARY 23, 2009 BY: PAUL A. FURMAN, P.E., LEED-AP Hire the

More information

Energy efficiency: Present and Future. Paul Kando Midcoast Green Collaborative

Energy efficiency: Present and Future. Paul Kando Midcoast Green Collaborative Energy efficiency: Present and Future Paul Kando Midcoast Green Collaborative More than twice the energy for the same result More than half the energy we use is WASTED Vaclav Smil, University of Manitoba

More information

Low Cost & No Cost Energy & Money Saving Ideas Minnesota Department of Commerce Energy Information Center

Low Cost & No Cost Energy & Money Saving Ideas Minnesota Department of Commerce Energy Information Center HOME ENERGY GUIDE TECHNIQUES TACTICS & TIPS More details on these front page tips More low cost & no cost energy saving ideas. Low Cost & No Cost Energy & Money Saving Ideas Minnesota Department of Commerce

More information

Home Energy Efficiency Part 2

Home Energy Efficiency Part 2 Home Energy Efficiency Part 2 Donald Fournier Managing Director SEDAC University of Illinois Residential Energy American homes use almost 25% of the energy consumed in the United States. About 80% of that

More information

Guide. Do-It-Yourself. Virginia Energy Sense. Energy Saving Tips From. Do-It-Yourself Guide. VirginiaEnergySense.org

Guide. Do-It-Yourself. Virginia Energy Sense. Energy Saving Tips From. Do-It-Yourself Guide. VirginiaEnergySense.org Virginia Energy Sense Do-It-Yourself Guide Virginia Energy Sense Do-It-Yourself Guide Energy Saving Tips From A program of the State Corporation Commission VirginiaEnergySense.org 1 Introduction 2 Getting

More information

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home

Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home Technological advances and the development of energy-efficient products can help American families save a lot of money. Today, American families can choose refrigerators

More information

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and its Clean Energy Program. Residential Energy Efficiency Programs. NJCleanEnergy.com

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and its Clean Energy Program. Residential Energy Efficiency Programs. NJCleanEnergy.com New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and its Clean Energy Program Residential Energy Efficiency Programs New Jersey Board of Public Utilities State agency and regulatory authority created to ensure safe,

More information

ENERGY EFFICIENCY FALL WINTER

ENERGY EFFICIENCY FALL WINTER ENERGY EFFICIENCY GUIDE INSIDE: FALL How Does Your Home Compare? Too Dim? Too Bright? Get It Just Right! Why Choose LEDs? Which Program Is Right for Your Home? WINTER idahopower.com/save Questions Customers

More information

2018 Rebate Catalog and Application

2018 Rebate Catalog and Application BUSINESS 2018 Rebate Catalog and Application Save money on qualified Lighting, Refrigeration, Appliances and more. Read about rebates for your home and business at mid.org/rebates REV01.2018 Refrigeration

More information

10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home 10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home by Nick Gromicko, Ben Gromicko, and Kenton Shepard [Internachi.org] Most people don t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here

More information

InterNACHI Home Energy Inspection for th Street

InterNACHI Home Energy Inspection for th Street InterNACHI Home Energy Inspection for 1750 30th Street Estimated Yearly Energy Costs: $1,491 per year Dear Client, This house has been scored on a scale of 1 to 100. A 100 would represent a home with perfect

More information

Incentive & Measure Specifications

Incentive & Measure Specifications Incentive & Measure Specifications Commercial Energy Solutions EasySave Program Prescriptive Incentives RETROFIT LIGHTING Incandescent to LED Lighting T12/T8 Fluorescent Tubes to LED Tubes HID to LED Fixtures

More information

Evaluate your insulation. Look for a tag in the attic that shows the R-Values of insulation in the floors, walls and ceiling.

Evaluate your insulation. Look for a tag in the attic that shows the R-Values of insulation in the floors, walls and ceiling. There are many reasons to save energy whether to keep more money in your pocket or out of concern for the environment. The good news is, you don t have to sacrifice comfort and convenience to save. In

More information