•	 Unplug	 phone	 chargers	 when	 they	 are	                 For more energy saving tips,   not	being	used.	              ...
•	 Set	 your	 thermostat	 a	 few	 degrees	                                                              •	 Replace	 incand...
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Energy Tips - Brochure


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An example of my writing, layout, and design skills (this is a low resolution copy, originating from a file created using In Design). One of six brochures created to promote the public education objectives of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN).

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Energy Tips - Brochure

  1. 1. • Unplug phone chargers when they are For more energy saving tips, not being used. visit these web sites:• Turn off the water while you brush your teeth. US Department of Energy• Replace old space heaters with more Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy efficient, automatic shutoff models. “Energy Savers”• Wash small amounts of dishes by hand. www.energysavers.gov If you have a dishwashing machine, fill it up! It uses the same amount of energy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and to wash six dishes as it does to wash the U.S. Department of Energy twenty. Be sure it is full. “Energy Star”• Close closet doors and doors to unused www.energystar.gov rooms (if they don’t have a vent). This means your heating or cooling system won’t waste energy heating or cooling a room that no one is using.• Buy ENERGY STAR labeled products (www.energystar.gov) • Educate and encourage others to be energy conscious and designate a responsible party to promote energy saving practices. Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN): Carson City: (775) 684-6100 Energy Efficiency Tips Las Vegas: (702) 486-2600 puc.nv.gov Take Control of Your Energy Usage!
  2. 2. • Set your thermostat a few degrees • Replace incandescent light bulbs with lower. For each one-degree change, compact fluorescent lights (CFL). you can save up to 5% on heating and • Wipe dirt and dust from light fixtures to cooling costs! prevent them from absorbing light.• Hold a ribbon up to the edges of your • Switch off lights and appliances when windows. If air is leaking into, or out of, not being used. Unplug when away for the house, the ribbon will move. If you an extended time. find a leak, fix it. • Turn off or dim lighting when adequate • Keep your freezer full and defrost sunlight is available. regularly. Frost and ice build-up causes • Make sure exterior lighting is turned off your freezer to use more energy to during the day. keep it at a cold temperature. • Shut off your computer when you are • Set thermostat to 66-68 degrees when not using it. home and 58-62 degrees when sleeping • Make sure there is adequate floor and • Turn off lights when you are not in the or away for very brief periods during ceiling insulation (R-30 to R-38 in the room. cold months. Set thermostat to 76-78 attic and R-19 in the sub-floor.) • Turn off your gaming system or TV when degrees when home and 80-84 degrees • Keep doors and windows closed when you are not using it. when sleeping or away during warm heating/cooling units are operating. months. • Install a programmable thermostat and • Ensure your fireplace damper is closed consider a locking cover to maintain when not in use. desired temperature settings.• Adjust water heater to 120 degrees or • Move lighting or appliances away from lower, and drain any sediment. thermostat so that it isn’t sensing heat • Have heating and air conditioning and running longer than necessary. systems checked once a year and • Use window tinting to prevent heat change filters frequently. loss or heat gain.• Open window coverings on your home’s • Caulk doors and windows and make sunny side and close at sunset in cold sure weather-stripping is in place. months. • Install motion sensors for lighting in • Close window coverings during the day rooms that are used infrequently. in warm months. • Make sure air conditioning units are • Utilize ceiling fans to spread warm/cold free of obstructions to maintain air air around the home. Shut off fans if no flow. one is around. • Fix leaking faucets. Install faucet aerators in restrooms and low-flow showerheads in shower facilities.