Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Today's Energy Insight

You can save energy and money with your car by applying these two simple maintenance strategies:

By regularly checking and replacing the air filter you can save $130 per year and by keeping the tires properly inflated you can experience an annual savings of $840.

Just another fun fact courtesy of SEE.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Today's Energy Insight

Beat the Heat!

Here are some ways to save energy during these warm summer months...

Using ceiling fans to circulate air will make you feel cooler and possibly allow you to raise the temperature setting on your AC thermostat by a few degrees. But be sure to turn the fan off when you leave the room, because fans cool people, not rooms.

Clean or replace central AC system filters monthly – and window unit filters even more frequently.

Shift energy-intensive household chores such as laundry and dish washing to off-peak hours – nights, mornings, weekends – when there is less strain on the power grid, and operate these units with full loads to get the most for your energy dollars.

Plug energy leaks with weather stripping and caulking and be sure your house is properly insulated to save up to 20 percent on cooling (and winter heating) bills.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Today's Energy Insight

You see a lot of decorative shutters on the exterior of houses but there are also functional shutters available that can help reduce your energy consumption during the summer months. You can cut your cooling costs by up to 33% by blocking out sunlight with exterior shutters, blinds and awnings during the hottest part of the day.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Today's Energy Insight

Putting your computer in sleep mode reduces the amount of power it uses. You can save even more by switching off your monitor.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hats Off!

Hats Off and Congratulations
to the
Armstrong and Cooper
Class of 2014!

Photo courtesy RAS Facebook page.

Wishing all the new grads a bright,
successful and
energy efficient future!

Photo courtesy RAS Facebook page.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Today's Energy Insight

Pretty soon hallways will be empty and quiet as students and most staff head off for a much deserved summer break. There are many opportunities to save energy over the next three months. As you prepare to leave your classroom, office, or area for the extended break, please make sure to do the following to keep our buildings operating efficiently throughout the summer months:

·                     Close blinds and drapes.
·                     Keep vents clear of books and boxes.
·                     Turn off monitors, printers, speakers, smart boards, etc.
·                     Turn off and unplug all miscellaneous electronics.
·                     Take home any plants and animals.
·                     Consolidate staff refrigerators; turn off, clean, prop open all but one.
·                     Empty, turn off, clean and prop open refrigerators in FACS and science rooms.
·                     Be aware of any opportunities to save energy during the summer months.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Are You Smarter Than a 6th Grader?

When it comes to energy, do you think you are smarter than a 6th grade student? CLICK HERE to try an on-line 6th Grade Energy Quiz. SEE how you do!