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Which is it Wednesday: Water Pump or Water Heater?

Do you use more energy heating the water in your home or moving the water around your home? We reviewed the numbers to give you have a better understanding of exactly how much energy each typically uses. You might be surprised by the answer.

Let’s review the wattage:

Water Pump = 2,500 watts < Water Heater = 4,000 watts

Hmm, it appears that you will want to turn down the temperature of your water heater. Heating the water in your home accounts for a large percentage of your power bill every month. Just by lowering the temperature of your water heater from 140 degrees to 120 degrees you can save up to 22% annually! Remember that the next time you want to take a steaming hot shower.

Sources:

http://energyusecalculator.com/electricity_waterheater.htm

http://www.centralmainediesel.com/wattage-calculator.asp

https://energy.gov/energysaver/projects/savings-project-lower-water-heating-temperature

 

Tips to Help Cut Back on Energy This Fall

As the summer is quickly coming to an end, and fall approaches we put together a list of easy to do tips that may help you cut back on your energy usage this fall.

  • Give your heating system a check-up. As we get closer to the fall season, we suggest you give your heating system a maintenance check. This will help determine if your system needs to be updated or if any repairs will be required to ensure the system is running smoothly.
  • Seal any air leaks. Walk around your home checking for air leaks. Use caulk as one way of sealing any air leaks. You could save between 10% – 20% in energy usage when you seal all opening, especially around the windows.
  • Lower the temperature. Before you leave the house, make sure you lower your thermostat by 10 degrees. Remember to turn it back up when you come back home. By implementing this easy tip, it could help you save close to 10% on your heating bill.
  • Check your home’s insulation. Did you know that properly installed insulation helps reduce heating costs in your home? By checking the insulation of your home it can help cut back on your energy usage this fall.

General tips are taken from the below sources and are not independently verified by Champion Energy. Dollar and usage savings are estimates and are based on, but not limited to the following: home profile information, performance assumptions, third-party resources, and the average regional cost for electricity. Savings are not guaranteed, are subject to change, and may vary.

Sources: http://porch.com/advice/5-tips-saving-energy-fall/

https://energy.gov/energysaver/fall-and-winter-energy-saving-tips

 

 

A green tennis ball on a blue court illustrates Champion Energy and the USTA's commitment to environmental responsibility at the 2016 US Open Tennis Championships

2016 US Open Tennis Championship is Powered by Champion Energy

Champion Energy Services, a subsidiary of Calpine Corporation (NYSE: CPN), the electricity supplier to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, announced on August 1, 2016 that it will be donating Green-e Energy certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match the electricity used during the 2016 US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world.

Green-e Certified 100% Renewable Energy Certificates will be donated to cover the energy use of the 2016 US OpenWhat is a Renewable Energy Certificate, and how does the 2016 US Open benefit from having them?

RECs play an important role in ensuring the viability of renewable energy sources in the United States. RECs help support the generation of renewable power sources and provide more opportunities for facilities and homes to participate in the “green” movement without the need for installing renewable electricity infrastructure onsite.

“As a responsible member of the community, the National Tennis Center strives to not only reduce our own impact on the environment, but to promote environmentally friendly behavior to the thousands of tennis players and fans who visit us every year. The donation of renewable energy certificates will go a long way toward doing that.” – Daniel Zausner, COO, USTA BJK National Tennis Center.

Why is Champion Energy donating Green-e certified RECs to the 2016 US Open?

“We are excited to support the USTA’s commitment to environmentally responsible operations,” said Jason Fox, Vice President of Supply. “As a world-class sporting event, the 2016 US Open represents an opportunity to encourage and promote the use of renewable energy. We are glad to serve the USTA, and all of our clients, in a way that supports their operational goals.”

About the 2016 US Open

The US Open is one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, having grown out of the US National Championship, which originated in 1881. Since 1987, the US Open has been the final Grand Slam tournament held annually, following the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

The USTA is the national governing body for tennis in the United States.