There was an insert in our newspaper today from Idaho Power that included this little quiz. I thought it very interesting, and maybe it will help all of us to save some power this summer/this year.
- How many light bulbs are in an average new home?
- What is the recommended temperature for your water heater?
- The US Department of Energy suggests a summer thermostat setting of _____°F when you are home.
- Which has the greatest impact on energy used to wash clothes: water temperature or length of cycle?
- A fan can be expected to cool a room by how many degrees?
- The average home has how many products continuously drawing power?
- Other than line-drying, what’s the best way to reduce the energy used to dry your clothes?
- What direction should ceiling fans turn during the summer months?
- Cell phone chargers (when left plugged in) use electricity when they’re not charging. (T or F)
- According to the USDA, what are recommended safe temperatures for your refrigerator and freezer, respectively?
Answers are below the graphic.
- Water temperature
- A fan makes you feel cooler but it doesn’t change the temperature
- Run clothes through an extra spin cycle
- Clockwise or forward
- 40°F and 0°F
How’d you do? I was most surprised about #5, that running fans don’t change the temperature. Which means I’m going to be better about turning off fans when I’m not in a room. Not sure I can keep my house at 78°F. I already have some serious personal heating and cooling issues because of a medication I take. LOL! But I did go around and unplug some small appliances that I use occasionally as well as the charger for my iPhone.