Tuesday, July 10, 2012

That Old Fridge... it's all good.

Just make the call... And remember to look for Energy Star when getting a new appliance!

Friday, September 23, 2011

WAIT! ...now preheat.

Most baking instructions tell you to preheat your oven. Never do so more than ten minutes. If everybody reduced their oven time by an hour per year, we'd save enough energy to bake a billion cookies. That's A LOT of cookies....

Monday, August 22, 2011

Make sure it's off!

If just 10 percent of U.S. households attached shut off nozzles to their outdoor hoses, we'd save enough water to fill over 128,000 bathtubes.... EVERYDAY!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Find Out If Solar Makes Sense!!

HOW COOL IS THIS?!? Really Cool!

Check out the website: http://solarmap.lacounty.gov/

Enter your address, and you will get a customized recommendation on whether or not it makes sense to install Solar Panels on your roof for energy or for heating water!

Check it out!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Simple Water Conservation at Home...

1. Check faucets and pipes for leaks.

A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons.

2. Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks.

Read the house meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.

3. Put plastic bottles in your toilet tank.

Put an inch or two of sand or pebbles inside each of two plastic bottles to weigh them down. Fill the bottles with water, screw the lids on, and put them in your toilet tank, safely away from the operating mechanisms. This may save ten or more gallons of water per day.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

If you have a lawn, one easy way to save water!

If you have a lawn...

Save water by adjusting your lawn mower to a higher setting. Longer grass shades root systems and holds soil moisture better than a closely clipped lawn.

Isn't that easy?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Give your air-conditioning some help!

Park in the shade when possible, and cool down your hot car by driving with the windows down before turning on the air-conditioner. Over time these practices can result in a much smaller workload for your AC - and significant energy savings.