Lake County Energy Watch – What is it?
Friday November 5, 2010, the County of Lake
officially launched the “Lake County Energy Watch” program giving
businesses, non-profits, special districts, municipal facilities,
and residents new opportunities to
achieve significant energy savings while saving money.
addition to public education of energy efficiency measures
available to all, Lake County Energy Watch is partnering with
Richard Heath and Associates (RHA) to provide no- and low-cost
lighting retrofits for government facilities – including city,
state, and federal facilities located in Lake County – as well as
to non-profit organizations and small businesses. Read more
Duct testing – Why is it important?
indicate that 10%-30% of the heated or cooled air is lost—along
with the money spent to heat or cool that air—through leaky
ducts. Properly sized, installed, and sealed ductwork will make
your heating and cooling systems significantly more efficient.
Energy loss is not the only concern. Duct systems can also
involve the comfort of your family, employees, tenants, or
customers, as well as your indoor air quality. Testing the ducts
will locate leaks or damage and focus repair work in the right
A properly operating heating, ventilation,
and air conditioning (HVAC) system will help reduce overall
energy use—especially during hot summer days when air
conditioners are working harder and putting a strain on the
electric system—and will deliver greater comfort and cleaner air
to every room. Read more
Help to manage your home energy costs
(Applied Building Science) contracts locally as an Energy Partner
Contractor with Pacific, Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to provide
numerous energy efficiency programs for income-qualified
A.B.S. at (888) 475-0442, ext. 1003, or 263-6497, who will
respond within a week. Services include:
energy education to help you understand how you use energy and
simple ways to use less.
weatherization to make your house, apartment, or mobile home
energy efficient and comfortable.
sure to contact A.B.S. at 263-6497. For a brochure about options
and to see if you qualify, Click Here
Why Water Efficiency? Improving water efficiency in the home can
decrease your water usage and save you money. Water heating can
account for nearly a quarter of the energy consumed in your home.
Meanwhile, toilets can account for almost a
third of an average home’s indoor water consumption. You can take
steps to conserve water without sacrificing conveniences by
fixing leaky toilets, installing low-flow showerheads, and
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