A Dollar a Day: How You Can Save Money on Energy Bills
May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020
By Jennifer Rokasky and Michael Barancewicz
We use electricity every day without even thinking about it. Like oxygen and gravity, we depend on it. What’s different, however, about electricity is that we use it now and pay for it later. Every month we get a bill for what we used, whether we meant to use that much or not!
Our school systems (Loudoun and Prince William) have a partnership with Cenergistic, a company that helps find hidden energy savings, and we work together to reduce energy costs while still ensuring that the education environment remains safe and productive. As energy managers, we are constantly looking to improve efficiency or conserve energy. So, we’d like to share some ideas we hope you can use at home to save both energy and money.
A lot of this may sound familiar to you and you may wonder if it really works. We’re here to tell you it does and acting on these suggestions will add up to monthly savings.
Rokasky, a Prince William Education Association member, is an energy education coordinator. Barancewicz, CEM, is a Loudoun Education Association member and an energy manager.
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