Duct tape is handy for a lot of things, but is not meant to effectively fix drafts. Researchers believe the adhesive is why duct tape fails as a sealant. When heating systems reach certain heats, the glue holding duct tape causes the tape to fall off leaving areas vulnerable to energy waste. Fix your drafts with caulking, weather stripping and or insulation and save your duct tape for other projects!
The following tips can come in handy when cooking with your oven in the kitchen! • When baking cookies (or anything in batches), make sure the next batch is ready to put into the oven when you pull a batch out so you're not wasting energy with a hot, empty oven. The same thought goes for preheating your oven; make sure your food is ready to go in when the oven is ready so it's not sitting there hot with nothing in it. • Many foods that need a long time to cook can go into the
Although at times it may not feel like it, SPRING is right around the corner! It is the perfect time to think ahead to the warmer weather and how you can prepare. Follow the below tips to save energy as we SPRING forward! Switch the direction of your ceiling fan. In the winter, your ceiling fans should be rotating clockwise on low speed to distribute the rising warm air around the room. In the spring, the fan should turn counter-clockwise to force air down into the room to he
Have you ever wondered how much power an appliance in your home really uses? By using this simple formula, you can calculate the approximate consumption of any appliance. Watts / 1000 x Hours x Days in Month= kWh Example: 1500 / 1000 x 24 x 31 = 1116 kWh
If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. To learn how to be prepared for a range of emergencies, please see the following link for more detailed information. Get Prepared
Did you know that drafts are one of the biggest causes of wasted energy in your home, and getting rid of them can reduce your overall consumption? The below methods can help identify pesky drafts in your home: Shut all windows, exterior doors, and fireplace flues, but leave all interior doors open. Turn on all exhaust fans that blow air outside, i.e. your clothes dryer, bathroom fans, or stove vents. Light an incense stick and pass it around the edges of common leak sites (el