Electricity Update 20:The Numbers Behind The Instant Dollar Savings You Get When You Do A Free Home Energy Assessment and How To Properly Set Your Free Programmable Thermostat

If, like most homeowners, light bulbs are among your Instant Savings Measures, here’s what you can expect: Changing just one conventional light bulb to an energy-efficient CFL, or compact fluorescent lamp, can save you $40 over the life of the bulb. A standard 60-watt incandescent bulb lasts for about 2,000 hours while an equivalent 12-watt Energy Star-qualified CFL lasts for about 8,000 hours and uses 75 percent less energy. (My Mom got over 30 of these free)

For light fixtures that qualify for LEDs, you can expect 25,000 hours per bulb as well as 75 percent less energy used. Changing your bulbs to an energy-efficient LED can save you more than $130 on your electric bill (per bulb) for as long as the bulb lasts. 

By switching to water-saving fixtures like low-flow showerheads and faucets, more ISM, the average family can save $310 per year. (My Mom got this installed for free too)

When used properly, a programmable thermostat, still another ISM, can save you 5 percent to 15 percent on your heating and cooling bill. (They are coming to provide and install these for my mom as well)

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Here’s an infographic for those of you who got the free programmable thermostats on the best way to set them for maximum comfort and savings-

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For those of you who have not taken advantage of the Free Home Energy Assessment that you’re already paying for in the line item “Energy Efficiency Charge” On Your Electric Bill, sign up in this form and you will get a ton of free lightbulbs that use 10 watts of power but replace ones that use 70-100 watts and give great light, also free power strips, and replace old style thermostats with electronically controlled ones as well as water saving green shower heads.

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My mom did it and lots of other happy campers like Donna Ardizzoni have too.
Check out your bill for the Energy Efficiency Charge(shown on my mom’s bill in this picture)

That charge is what everyone has to pay regardless if you take advantage of the Free Energy Assesment and Free Energy Efficient Lightbulbs Available To You!
And they’re not the ugly squiggly ones, they look just like the regular lightbulbs they are replacing-

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For the entire series to date check out the past entries from the Electricity and Home Efficiency Series Here-

Parts 1,2,3 Here
Electricity Update #4: Free Home Energy Assesment With Kevin From Next Step Living
Electricity Update #5: Video Walkthrough- Energy Efficiency Assesment and Free Stuff At Mom’s House
Electricity Update #6 Energy Saving Ideas
Electricity Savings Alternative Home Energy and Comfort Update #7- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth
ELECTRICTY AND HOME ENERGY UPDATE #8 NO BRAINER- DONNA AND RICK GET THEIR ENERGY EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT!
ELECTRICITY, HOME HEATING AND ENERGY UPDATE #9 CAPE ANN CHIMNEY AND HEARTH TESTIMONIAL FROM CAROL CATALDO
Electricity Update #10
Electricity and Home Heating and Comfort Update 11: Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth Part III
The No Brainer Electricity Update #12
Electricity Update #13 Next Step Experience At Lise Breen’s Laneseville Joint

Electricity Conversation Update #14 Paulie Walnuts Gets His Energy Assessment #GloucesterMA

Have You Opened Your Recent Electricity Bill and Seen The Energy Efficiency Charge? Update 15

Electricity Savings Update 16: Solar Opportunities and A Solar Home Evaluation At Brian O’Connor’s

ELECTRICITY UPDATE 18 BRIAN AND DIANE O’CONNOR ARE GOING SOLAR

Electricity Saving Update 19- Energy Saving Tips and How To Get Energy Saving Stuff For Free

 

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