Free kit offers energy upgrades

A few twists of the wrist to change a light bulb or install a new shower head is all it takes to stretch your energy dollar and lower monthly bills.

Pacific Power’s new watt-smart starter kit is the perfect way to let the benefits begin today. The kit is free to Pacific Power customers and includes a combination of Energy Star and WaterSense products that deliver immediate savings, and is available online.

Each wattsmart starter kit is based on the customer’s own water heating type and how many full bathrooms are in the customer’s home. Customers with electric water heating will receive one or more high-performance showerheads and faucet aerators as well as four CFL bulbs.

If a customer heats their water via another energy source - like natural gas or solar - they will receive a lighting-only kit with four CFL bulbs.

“Something as simple as changing a bulb can truly make a difference for you and your home,” said Bill Clemens, regional community manager.

Combined, these upgrades can save approximately $50 or more every year. Energy Star rated CFLs use one-quarter the energy of a traditional incandescent bulb and last up to 10 times longer.

WaterSense showerheads save energy and reduce the average family’s water use by up to 2,900 gallons per year, while each faucet aerator can save up to 700 gallons.

People looking to increase the savings even further can also enhance their kit to include additional products such as a hand-held showerhead and super-efficient LED bulbs that can last up to 25 years. The enhancements can cost up to $20, depending on what the customer chooses.

For more information and to order a free wattsmart starter kit, visit Have your Pacific Power account number on hand to quickly complete the online form.


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