Presentation on theme: "PRESENTED BY INTERFAITH HUMAN SERVICES AND PENNSYLVANIA INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT ENERGY EFFICIENCY."— Presentation transcript:
PRESENTED BY INTERFAITH HUMAN SERVICES AND PENNSYLVANIA INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT ENERGY EFFICIENCY
INTERFAITH HUMAN SERVICES IHS brings together local communities of faith to address many unmet social and economic needs. Members of these faith communities serve as the Board of Directors for IHS. Communities of faith collaborating to help neighbors in need
PENNSYLVANIA INTERFAITH POWER AND LIGHT PA IPL is a community of congregations, faith-based organizations, and individuals of faith responding to climate change as a moral issue, through advocacy, energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the use of clean, renewable energy.
OVERVIEW Lighting Other Electricity Use Cooling Insulation & Air Sealing Water Heating Space Heating Average % of Household Energy Costs
LIGHT BULBS: SMART CHOICES Traditional Incandescent Light Bulb Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Lasts 10x longer Uses ¼ the energy Pays for itself in energy savings within 9 months Look for ENERGY- STAR qualified bulbs Replacing 15 inefficient incandescent bulbs in your home with energy-saving bulbs could save you about $50 per year. Inefficient 90% of energy produced is wasted, given off as heat
BUYING BULBS: LUMENS, NOT WATTS! 100 WATTS 1600 LUMENS 75 WATTS 1100 LUMENS 60 WATTS 800 LUMENS 40 WATTS 450 LUMENS Watts show the energy used by a bulb, but lumens are a way of measuring a bulb’s brightness.
TIPSTIPS Recycle bulbs. CFLs contain small amounts of mercury – less than a thermometer. Use care when cleaning broken bulbs, and recycle when they burn out. Turn lights off. Traditional incandescent bulbs should be turned off whenever they aren’t needed, and CFLs should be turned off when leaving a room for more than 15 minutes. Use natural light! East and west-facing windows can let in too much heat; stick with south and north-facing windows, which provide great natural light.
Smart Refrigeration Moderate temperature 37°-40°F for fresh food, 5°F for freezer Check doors Use the dollar trick! Cover foods Uncovered foods release moisture, making the compressor work harder Defrost Frost buildup decreases efficiency
Dishwashing Check water temperature Most of the energy used by a dishwasher is for heating! Lower to 120°F if possible. Scrape, don’t rinse! Air Dry
Laundry Less Water & Cooler Water! Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible, & only wash and dry full loads Air-dry Clothes Look for ENERGY-STAR appliances
ELECTRONICS SAVE Unplug Recharge Turn off
THERMOSTAT Raise when leaving the house, & avoid colder settings WINDOWS During summer, keep window coverings closed to block sun FAN Pair an interior fan with your air conditioner to spread cooled air PLACEMENT Avoid placing appliances that give off heat near a thermostat COOLING
AIR LEAK TIPS: CAULK & WEATHERSTRIP Test air tightness! Use an incense stick or smoke pen to check for air leaks Caulk and weatherstrip doors and windows Caulk air leaks from plumbing, ducting, or electrical wiring Lessen drafts and help keep in heat during winter For detailed information on choices and application, visit ww.energysavers.gov and search “caulking and weatherstripping.”
AIR LEAK TIPS Cover single-pane windows with storm windows Replace with double-pane low- emissivity windows Use foam sealant to replace gaps Add pliable sealing gaskets Keep fireplace flue damper tightly closed For DIY videos,
WATER HEATING AND USE ActivityGallons per Use Clothes washer7 Shower10 Automatic dishwasher 6 Kitchen faucet flow2 per minute Bathroom faucet flow.05 per minute Total daily average64 Source: Federal Energy Management Program Energy Cost Calculator, March 2010 Water heating is the second largest energy expense in your home Use less hot water Turn down the thermostat Insulate Buy a more efficient model
WATER USE Purchase energy efficient appliances Install low-flow fixtures such as low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators Fix leaks!
WATER HEATERS Set the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F to get comfortable hot water for most uses. Insulate your electric hot-water storage tank -- but be careful not to cover the thermostat. Insulate your natural gas or oil hot- water storage tank -- but be careful not to cover the water heater's top, bottom, thermostat, or burner compartment. Insulate the first 6 feet of the hot and cold water pipes connected to the water heater. Specialized instructions:
HEATING TIPS Turn back your thermostat Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators Make sure registers, heaters, and radiators aren’t blocked During winter, keep shades on south-facing windows open during the day and closed at night You can save around 10% a year on heating and cooling bills by turning back your thermostat 10°–15° for eight hours!
RETROFIT OR REPLACE? Furnaces and boilers can be retrofitted to increase their efficiency. Older furnace and boiler systems had efficiencies in the range of 56%–70%; modern conventional heating systems can achieve efficiencies as high as 97%. Energy efficiency upgrades and a new high-efficiency heating system can often cut your fuel bills and your furnace's pollution output in half. Maintenance instruction:
THANK YOU Questions? Contact Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light Sources: energysavers.gov, hes.lbl.gov