#1 Lets Start With Lighting

Count up the total number of light bulbs throughout your house:

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(Don't forget closets, the garage, basement, etc. Also, some fixtures have more than one bulb... be sure to count each one individually.)

How many light bulbs are inefficient incandescent light bulbs?

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How many are energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)?

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How many are light emitting diodes (LEDs)?

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How many of the LEDs did you install from your kit?

1 2
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Install the LEDs in your kit to help ensure your home is on its way to becoming more energy efficient! Each incandescent bulb you replace with a LED can save your family $40 or more in energy costs per year.

 

CFL vs LED

 
 

#2 NEXT CHECK OUT YOUR WATER HEATER

What fuel do you use for water heating?

Electric Other
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Use your Student Energy Education Kit's Hot Water Temperature Card to determine the current heat setting. What is the current temperature in °F?

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Adjust the temperature to ensure the best temperature for optimum safety and energy savings!

Did you adjust the thermostat setting?

Yes, Down Yes, Up
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Number of people in household?

4 to 6 7 or more
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Hot Water Temperature Card
  TIP By reducing the thermostat setting on your water heater to 120° you can save up to 5% yearly in energy costs.  
       
 
     
 

#3 MOVING ON... BATHROOMS

How many bathrooms are in your house?


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Number of shower heads in your house?

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Number of existing Low Flow shower heads in your house?


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Did you install the new Low Flow Showerhead?

No
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MEASUREMENTS

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Not Sure? Use this simple procedure to determine if you currently have energy efficient, high efficiency shower heads. You will need a bucket; a watch with a second hand or other timer; a calculator; and a measuring cup.

  1. Turn on the shower. Once the water is running, use the bucket to capture the water for exactly 10 seconds.
  2. Use the measuring cup to determine how much water was collected in the bucket. Multiply the number of cups by 6 to calculate how many cups per minute flow through the shower head. EX: 7 1/2 cups x 6 = 45 cups per minute
  3. Divide the number of cups per minute by 16. This number is the flow rate of your shower head in gallons-per-minute (gpm). EX: 45 cups / 16 = 2.8 gpm
  4. Install the high efficiency shower head to ensure that your shower is as energy efficient as possible.
  TIP A high performance shower head will have a flow rate of
2.0 gallons per minute (gpm) or less.
       
 
     
 

#4 HOW ABOUT YOUR BATHROOM FAUCET

Number of bath faucets?

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Number of existing bath faucets with faucet aerator?

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Were you able to install the aerator on your bathroom faucet?


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BATHROOM FAUCET
  TIP The flow rate (gpm, gallons per minute) is imprinted on the side. This should read 2.0 gpm or lower. Replace the aerator with the bathroom faucet aerator in your kit to ensure optimal hot water reductions and water conservation!  
       
     
 

#5 FINALL LETS HEAD TO THE KITCHEN

Kitchen faucets usually demand a higher flow rate than bathroom faucets, so using a water saving aerator with a flow rate of 2.0 gpm will conserve water and reduce water heating energy use.

Does your kitchen faucet currently have an aerator?


Please select yes or no.

Using the swivel kitchen faucet aerator contained in your Student Energy Education Kit, unscrew the existing aerator screen and replace with the new one!

Were you able to install the aerator on your kitchen faucet?


Please select yes or no.

 
     
     

Please enter your school below before you submit the Student Energy Education Kit survey! Congratulations on completing the project!

School:
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