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6 Steps to Save Money & Save the Planet

Get a Home Energy Assessment
  • Save up to 30% in annual energy costs
  • Qualified experts will analyze the quality and efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment, insulation and ventilation, windows and doors, appliances, and lighting 
  • Home upgrades can be financed with low-interest loans and rebates worth up to $5,000
Retire an Outdated Refrigerator or Freezer
  • Recycle your old refrigerator or freezer and earn a $50 rebate AND save on energy bills
  • Outdated refrigerators and freezers consume up to 4 times more energy than newer models
  • You won’t be adding to a landfill – 95 percent of each retired refrigerator/freezer is recycled
Choose only Fuel Efficient Vehicles (>=35 MPG highway)
  • Over 300 models from 2006-2012  are fuel efficient and have a sticker price of less than $40,000
  • Save $11,000 in fuel costs and 40 metric tons of fuel over the lifetime of your car
Purchase Only Energy Star Appliances
  • Household appliances account for about 17 percent of your  household's energy consumption
  • ENERGY STAR appliances use 10-50 percent less energy and water than standard models
  • Get rebates on ENERGY STAR room air conditioners, clothes washers, and dehumidifiers
Choose Green Energy
  • You can now choose your energy provider and energy source due to deregulation
  • Consider choosing Green Energy plans that provide 100 percent (and at a minimum 20 percent) energy from renewable sources -- solar, wind power, geothermal, and hydroelectric
  • You will be helping to improve air quality, conserve natural resources, create jobs, stabilize energy prices and potentially reduce your energy costs
Switch out 5 traditional incandescent bulbs to Energy Efficient Lighting
  • CFLs use up to 75 percent less energy than incandescent lights, last up to 10 times longer, and provide a quick return on investment.
  • LED bulbs use up to 90 percent less energy.  While more expensive than CFL’s, LEDs last longer and are the most cost effective bulb available on the market today.
For details on each pledge item, go to www.OurPowerCherryHill.org.  For assistance and information contact Nancy Axelrod, Energy Outreach Coordinator at 856-432-8741 or naxelrod@chtownship.com. It's In Our Power Cherry Hill, is a township-wide campaign to cut energy bills, create a cleaner, healthier community and protect our planet for future generations.  It’s In Our Power is funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA,) designating Cherry Hill as a Climate Showcase Community.  For more information, go to: www.ourpowercherryhill.org

As seen in:  Camden County Woman (Spring 2012)

 

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