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ARE YOU: WASTING ENERGY?

$430 Average annual savings per household by adopting no-cost fixes (such as adjusting the thermostat and using less water)

$160 Average annual savings per household by using Sarasota County's DIY energy saver kit (which includes things like energy-efficiency bulbs, wall gaskets and a power strip)

= $590 TOTAL SAVINGS

36% of total household energy used by air conditioning

[RECOMMENDED THERMOSTAT TEMPS 68[degrees]F/55[degrees]F in winter and 78[degrees]F/82[degrees]F in summer (source: home/away)

16% of total household energy used by a water heater

[RECOMMENDED RESIDENTIAL WATER HEATER THERMOSTAT 120[degrees]

$163 SAVINGS PER BULB BY CHANGING A 60W INCANDESCENT TO LED (over 23-year life of the LED bulb)

75% The electricity used to power electronics and appliances (such as televisions, computers, and coffeemakers) consumed while products are turned off (called "vampire loads")

RECOMMENDED SHOWER TIME 5 MINUTES OR LESS

40% of indoor water use comes from toilet

200 GALLONS WASTED OVA LEAKY TOILET

2,700 GALLONS PER YEAR WASTED BY A LEAKY FAUCET

19% of income a low-income household spends on energy

2% of income a median-plus household spends on energy

SOURCE: SARASOTA COUNTY UF/IFAS EXTENSION AND SUSTAINABILITY

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Title Annotation:STATS
Author:Furness, Dyllan
Publication:Sarasota Magazine
Date:Apr 1, 2019
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