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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Photo of man changing a filter  FEATURED CHALLENGE POSTED 7/1/14

Change your filters. Your heating and cooling equipment needs regular maintenance to perform at its best. The most important maintenance is changing or cleaning the air filter when it gets dirty. A clogged or dirty air filter can block airflow and cause your equipment to work harder. In addition, dirt that gets past the filter can make its way into the fan section of the equipment and cause reduced system performance. Changing or cleaning the filter regularly will help you increase the efficiency and life expectancy of your space conditioning equipment while helping you cut energy costs. If you have a dehumidifier, you should clean its filter to ensure top efficiency and performance. Take the Change Your Filters Challenge today by clicking on the link below. You will see how much energy and money this will save and how many carbon dioxide emissions will be eliminated. All savings are estimated based on an average 1,500-square-foot home in the LES service area.
18.58 kWh saved
about $1.66/month or about 2% of your electric bill

a 35-pound
reduction in CO2 emissions
204 kWh saved by 11 participants
enough to power 0 houses for a month

a 385-pound

reduction in CO2 emissions by 11 participants
Cumulative impact on the LES service area from all challenges since Nov. 15, 2011: 502 participants have saved 32,730 kWh — enough to power 33 houses for one month — and have reduced CO2 emissions by 48,951 pounds. VIEW ALL CHALLENGES
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