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Take the PowerHouse Challenge!
Every month you can take part in an energy-efficient home improvement challenge. These challenges will include seasonal topics to help you save on your energy bill all year long.
August challenge: Time your showers
The average shower takes around eight minutes. Cutting your shower from eight to five or less minutes can save thousands of gallons of water and lots of energy over the course of the year. Grab a timer and take the challenge to time your shower today.
Here’s another way to save water and energy:
July challenge: Go green: Recycle your old, working fridge or freezer
Old refrigerators can cost up to $115 extra per year. Consider replacing your old fridge or freezer with an ENERGY STAR®-rated appliance. They use less energy than older models, saving you money. And recycling helps protect the planet from harmful materials inside your old appliance. Here's how:
June challenge: Set your ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise.
Switch your ceiling fan to rotate counterclockwise in the summer to push cool air towards the floor and keep you comfortable. Plus, you can run your air conditioner less often and reduce your energy use. Here’s how: