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Friday, March 25, 2011



lake county energy watch

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Lake County Energy Watch – What is it?

On 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.

In 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?

Studies 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 areas.

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



Energy Assistance:

Help to manage your home energy costs

A.B.S. (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 residential customers.

Contact A.B.S. at (888) 475-0442, ext. 1003, or 263-6497, who will respond within a week. Services include:

·         Free energy education to help you understand how you use energy and simple ways to use less.

·         Free weatherization to make your house, apartment, or mobile home energy efficient and comfortable.

Make 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 reusing water.


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