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					Energy Conservation Tips
          John Delvo PE
   Energy Management Specialist
      Rocky Mountain Region
    Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.
    Energy Efficiency Gas/Electric
•    Set your thermostat between 65 F and 70 F during the
     winter. There is a 1% savings for every deg of setback
     for 8 hours. Three is a 3% annual savings for every
     degree of setback if it is a permanent setting
       Energy Conservation Tips
             Gas/Electric
• Clean or change furnace
  filters once a month.
  Furnaces consume less
  energy if they breath
  easily
• Have furnace tuned up
  once a year by service
  technician
• Take showers instead of
  baths
• Wash only full loads of
  dishes and clothes
• Wash in cold water
  whenever possible
Energy Efficiency Tips Gas/Electric
• Set water temperature at 120 F
• Insulate hot water pipes in
  unconditioned space
• Repair leaky faucets
• Install water-flow restrictors in
  showerheads and faucets
• Close unnecessary heat vents
  in rooms
• On sunny days open draperies
  and blinds to let sun in
• Close draperies and blinds at
  night to insulate against the
  cold
      Energy Conservation Tips
            Gas/Electric
• Weatherize your home with caulking and
  weather stripping to seal leaks
• Hot air and return ducts in attic or crawl
  space should be covered two inches of
  insulation and should be air tight as
  possible
 Energy Conservation Gas/Electric
• Use compact
  fluorescent lights
  bulbs
• Shut computers off
  when not in use
  standby mode can
  still draw power
Insulation
Energy Star Rating
                 Appliances
• Replace Appliances with Energy Star Rating
  – Refrigerators use 15% less energy than required by
    federal standards
  – Dishwashers use 25% less energy than required by
    federal standards
  – Clothes Washers use 50% of the energy used by
    standard washers
  – Central Air Conditioners exceed federal standards by
    20%
  – Natural gas furnaces have a 90 % or higher A.F.U.E
    rating
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