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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Photo of insulation  FEATURED CHALLENGE POSTED 10/1/14

Insulate your attic. Heating and cooling costs account for up to 50-70 percent of the energy used in an average home. An adequately insulated attic reduces your home's energy costs by keeping heat in your home during the winter and out during the summer. Builders usually insulate the attic during construction, but sometimes additional insulation is required to increase energy efficiency. Insulation is rated in terms of thermal resistance, called R-value, which tells you how resistant to heat flow it is. The higher the R-value of the insulation, the better able it is to prevent heat from moving from one place to another. Take the Insulate Your Attic Challenge today by clicking on the link below. You will see how much energy and money you can save by increasing your insulation from R-19 to R-49 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.
23.25 kWh saved
about $2.17/month or about 3% of your electric bill

a 44-pound
reduction in CO2 emissions
116 kWh saved by 5 participants
enough to power 0 houses for a month

a 220-pound

reduction in CO2 emissions by 5 participants
Cumulative impact on the LES service area from all challenges since Nov. 15, 2011: 509 participants have saved 32,884 kWh — enough to power 33 houses for one month — and have reduced CO2 emissions by 49,241 pounds. VIEW ALL CHALLENGES
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