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Energy Hog

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Question 1
How can you stop an Energy Hog from entering your house?
Bundle your house in insulation
Hint:
Almost
Seal up the cracks around windows and outlets
Hint:
Watts the matter with saving energy?
Use CFLs in all your outdoor lighting fixtures
Hint:
It’s time to turn up the heat on savings
All of the above
Hint:
That would bust an Energy Hog
Question 1 Explanation:
Applying energy efficiency retrofits to your house is the surest way to keep Energy Hogs out.
Question 2
About how much money per year does the average US family spend on energy that leaks out of their homes through cracks and poor insulation?
100 chocolate bars
Hint:
That's too sweet for an Energy Hog!
42 gallons of milk
Hint:
You’re a super-saving star!
15 gallons of gas
Hint:
Don't run off with so much energy!
10 burgers with fries
Hint:
An Energy Hog eats more than that!
Question 2 Explanation:
The average household spends about $150 per year on wasted energy.
Question 3
Why should you buy an appliance with an Energy Star label?
To become more popular at school
Hint:
This may be an unintended side effect.
Because you have Hollywood aspirations
Hint:
This star is not found on the Boulevard.
To be more energy efficient and save money
Hint:
You are as bright as a CFL!
You should never buy Energy Star appliances
Hint:
Watts the matter with saving energy?
Question 3 Explanation:
Energy star appliances can save 30% more energy than regular appliances.
Question 4
By changing one bulb from an incandescent to a CFL you can do what?
Only have to change your light bulb once every 5 -10 years
Hint:
Brighten up your savings even more!
Reduce your electricity costs per bulb by 75%
Hint:
Brighten up your savings even more!
Have cooler light bulbs that are safer to operate
Hint:
Brighten up your savings even more!
All of the above
Hint:
You’re educated and efficient!
Question 4 Explanation:
CFLs are the way to go!
Question 5
What are the Department of Energy recommended occupied temperature set-points for winter and summer?
68 in the winter and 78 in the summer
Hint:
You’re a super-saving star!
68 in the summer and 78 in the winter
Hint:
Are you fighting the seasons?
Crank up the heat in winter, and max out the AC in summer
Hint:
Please don't make any more Energy Hogs
74 (no change)
Hint:
It’s time to turn up the heat on savings!
Question 5 Explanation:
These settings will keep you comfortable and keep savings in your pocket.
Question 6
How do you make sure there are no Energy Hogs under your bed at night?
Keep the light on so you can get ready to bust it with your pillow
Hint:
Energy Hogs may visit when you are awake too!
Unplug all chargers and electronics if they are not being used.
Hint:
That would bust an Energy Hog!
Turn on a scary TV show to keep the Energy Hog away
Hint:
Careful, a TV left on may bring an Energy Hog to you even faster!
Leave a plate of cookies in the kitchen
Hint:
Too bad an Energy Hog's favorite food is wasted electricity
Question 6 Explanation:
The easiest way to protect yourself from an Energy Hog is to make sure you are not wasting energy.
Question 7
In one day, an average microwave uses enough power on stand-by mode to cook:
an Energy Hog
Hint:
I hope not!
a potato
Hint:
Not quite
A bag of pop corn
Hint:
You are as bright as a CFL!
It is not using any power
Hint:
Only if it is unplugged
Question 7 Explanation:
A microwave uses 70-watt hours a day, costing about $2.55/year.
Question 8
How many Energy Hogs does the average home have?
Do hot dogs count?
Hint:
Only when you leave the grill on after you cook them
20 -40
Hint:
Good spotting!
7
Hint:
Time to put your Energy Hog Busting glasses on
Just one under the bed
Hint:
I hope the real answer doesn't scare you
Question 8 Explanation:
Keep an eye out for the Energy Hogs – they are hiding everywhere, even in plain sight!
Question 9
What action will help you save the most on your energy bills?
Regulating your thermostat
Hint:
You're a super-saving star!
Using only CFL light bulbs
Hint:
There's something brighter for savings here
Installing low-flow shower heads
Hint:
Don't let even bigger savings go down the drain!
Buying an Energy Star certified refrigerator
Hint:
There is something even cooler you can do
Question 9 Explanation:
Heating and cooling your house is the most expensive use of energy.
Question 10
An Energy Hog can be found:
In your dishwasher
Hint:
Keep looking
In your lamp
Hint:
Keep looking
In your refrigerator
Hint:
Keep looking
All of the above
Hint:
Great spotting!
Question 10 Explanation:
They can also be found in your TV, game console, computer, microwave, DVD player… Keep looking for Energy Hogs.
Question 11
What is the most energy efficient setting for your refrigerator?
It's comfortable for a polar bear
Hint:
It’s time to turn up the heat on savings!
36 - 39 degrees
Hint:
Right on!
38-42 degrees
Hint:
Getting warmer
29 degrees so I can leave it open and use it as AC too
Hint:
Watts the matter with saving energy?
Question 11 Explanation:
This will keep your food budget from being eaten by Energy Hogs.
Question 12
If everyone tried to get rid of Energy Hogs what kinds of changes could take place?
Reduce air pollution that is linked to increased rates of childhood asthma
Hint:
(Cough, cough) There's more
Eliminate at least 1% of carbon dioxide emissions
Hint:
That's cool! But that's not all
Save money that can go towards jobs and education
Hint:
So we can keep busting Energy Hogs
All of the above
Hint:
You are as bright as a CFL!
Question 12 Explanation:
Small changes can make a big difference!
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