Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Have a fun, safe and efficient Halloween, everyone!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Energy Awareness Month

From the home office in White Bear Lake, see the inspiring and personal message below from Class 5 Energy, the parent company of Schools for Energy Efficiency, in recognition of Energy Awareness month.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Today's Energy Insight

Winter Winds are Coming!
Did you know a 1/8 inch gap around an exterior door is equivalent to a six inch square hole in the side of your house and causes a lot of energy loss? When put in those terms I realized I would not leave a gaping hole in the side of my house all winter so I'd better check for air leaks. There are two ways to check your exterior doors:
Have someone stand on the other side of the door and shine a flashlight around the door's perimeter. If you can see light through the cracks, your door needs sealing.
Hold a piece of paper between the door and the frame and shut the door. If you can pull the paper out without tearing it, you should weather strip around the door.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Today's Energy Insight

Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Transportation.

In the United States in 2010, which of these consumed the highest amount of energy at 30.8% and which consumed the least of the four at 18.6%?

Scroll down to check your answer...

According to the Energy Information Administration, U.S. energy consumption by sector for 2010 breaks down as follows:

30.8%  Industrial
28.1%  Transportation
22.6%  Residential
18.6%  Commercial