Heres a back-to-school quiz:
While parents have plenty to think about as school resumes, there are
easy steps they can take to reduce electricity consumption and save
money when school is in session. The good news is that parents can make
conservation a family activity that teaches their children important
lessons in fun ways.
Reset the thermostat Using programmable thermostats, such as
the touch-screen, Internet-enabled Brighten®
iThermostat, an energy saving solution from TXU Energy, allows
homeowners to reduce wasteful power consumption during the day while
no one is home. It also can ensure a comfortable temperature when the
kids return home.
Involving children Introduce children to the thermostat, show
them the simple programming features and point out the air returns.
Helping kids understand the impact of leaving doors open and other
heat-adding activities will make them smarter power users.
Find the energy thieves Some appliances are constantly
using power. Turning off lights and ceiling fans in unoccupied
rooms, unplugging device chargers, TVs and gaming stations, and ensuring
that refrigerators are set between 36 and 38 degrees can add up to
Involving children Families can create a morning routine in
which their children play Detective
Energy. They also can study the easy-to-read TXU
Energy My Energy DashboardSM, which shows how much power
is being saved hour-by-hour compared to previous days.
Make an after-school power plan TV, gaming devices and
computers all are part of childrens after-school hours. Making a plan
for how those devices will be used and scheduling time outside will
help families know when theyre using power and give them control.
Setting snack menus also will help prevent children from standing
aimlessly with the refrigerator door open.
Involving children Parents can allow their children to
recommend daily after-school activities and snacks, encouraging plans
that consider power consumption. Children also can be steered toward
battery-powered devices, which can be recharged overnight when
energy charges can be free.
Reducing power consumption can be a fun family activity that adds up to
savings and good habits for everyone. There are childrens
activities, puzzles and quizzes, as well videos
and more conservation
tips, at txu.com.
The quiz answer key:
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