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Follow Amanda around the house as she finds different ways to save energy.
Office Super Energy Savers
CFL Charlie recruits Amanda to go around the office and point out different ways of saving energy - follow them!
Energy FactsWhat is Energy? Energy is the ability to do work. Taking your dog for a walk, eating, and doing homework are ways you use energy. There are so many different ways we use energy everyday:
- Playing video games on the computer.
- Watching television
- Turning lights on in your house
What is Electricity?Electricity is a form of energy. Electricity is generated when millions of electrons move around and create force fields that create energy. Electric power companies, like Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, make the electricity and transport it to your home.
Your Touchstone Energy cooperative brings energy to you so you have the power to light your house, play your video games and more.
How Electricity Works
Turn off all the lights every time you leave the room.
Shut down the computer when you are done using it.
Unplug electronics like cell phones, video game consoles, and televisions when not in use.
Set your thermostat to 78 in the summer and 68 in the winter.
Don't hold the refrigerator door open for long periods of time.
Check windows and doors for air leaks.
Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient CFL light bulbs.