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4 Energy Saving Tips to Gobble up this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only a few short weeks away. While we can’t help with the cooking, we can provide you some energy saving tips. Check out the below tips and start using them today in preparation for the holiday.

  • Large guest list? Before your guests start arriving, lower the temperature of your thermostat by a degree or two. Large groups of people naturally generate heat so give your heating system a break.
  • One trip only. Double check your ingredients list for the meal before you open the fridge. Opening the door multiple time lets out more air and forces the compressor to work harder.
  • Keep it closed. Stop opening the door to check on your turkey and turn on the oven light. Each time you open the oven door you lose a significant amount of heat forcing you use the oven longer.
  • Cool it down. Before adding that steaming hot appetizer to the fridge, allow it to cool down first. This is let the fridge do its thing without needing to work overtime.

Source: http://www.eei.org/resourcesandmedia/energynews/Pages/12%20Energy-Saving%20Tips%20to%20Gobble%20Up%20This%20Thanksgiving.aspx

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

 

 

5 Ways to Reduce Pool Energy Costs this Summer

Now that your pool is open and being used by the family, it’s time to start thinking about your pool energy costs for the summertime fun. Being a pool owner requires times, effort, and decent chunk of change that goes into the upkeep and maintenance of the pool. We put together five ways that you may be able to cut down on pool costs, so you can enjoy your summer swims a little more.

  1. Consider investing in an energy-efficient pool pump. Depending on the size and depth of your pool, an energy efficient pump could help save you up to 45% on energy costs to keep it running. If you only use your pool on special occasions, a high-powered pump may be unnecessary and a waste of money.
  2. Put the pump on a timer. Most pool pumps don’t need to be used all the time to keep it clean and clear. By running your pump three to six hours a day, you can achieve adequate water quality without overusing the pump and wasting energy. Try it out and help save up to 60% on filtration energy usage. If you see any debris in the pool after pumping, use a skimmer to fish it out without wasting any electricity.
  3. Clear all grates and drains. Your pool system uses more energy to filter water through a clogged grate, than a clean one. So make sure to fish out debris regularly and keep the grates clear for optimal filtration and energy efficiency.
  4. Turn off heaters when the pool is not in use. There’s no point in warming the water when there’s no one who will be using the pool. When it comes time to have a splash, turn on the heater an hour before using the pool and turn it off once everyone is finished.
  5. Use a pool cover! A pool cover is the simplest way to avoid getting debris in the pool. While it may be annoying to constantly be uncovering and recovering your pool, it can help you minimize using the pump and skimmers.

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://www.swimmingpool.com/inground-pools/pool-features/energy-efficiency

http://energy.gov/energysaver/installing-and-operating-efficient-swimming-pool-pump