Here’s an easy one: Use the right pan size.
Match the burner size to your pan when cooking, and use lids, whenever appropriate, to speed up cooking. This can save on cooking costs every day!
June is great month for window replacement. Our unbeatable installation team plus Milgard’s quality and lifetime guarantee (including breakage!) means you’ll love your new windows. Rebates for double-pane and triple-pane windows are available through Energy Trust of Oregon. Come by our showroom at 10006 SW Canyon Road or call us at 503-407-3295 for a brochure for vinyl or wood windows – you’ll see it’s hard to beat our prices! We’ll be more than happy to measure your windows and provide your quote for replacements at no obligation to you.
You reuse. You re-purpose. You recycle. Is your home as efficient as you are? Now is a great time for a home energy audit. H.E.L.P Home Energy Life Performance uses a whole-house approach to analyze your home and generate a report showing all the steps you can take to improve efficiency. We’ll show you how to eliminate drafts, keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer, and improve the safety and health of your home.
3.14 – such a great number. Where would circles be without it? Which brings Home Energy to mind… yes it does… a home is full of circles. Your home’s energy efficiency will benefit from the sealing of many “circles” around the house: can light fixtures, ducts, vents and bath fans. Our Home Performance Assessment will pinpoint your areas of greatest savings.
Most people don’t inspect underneath their homes on a regular basis. If they did, they’d be surprised – maybe even shocked – by what they found there. Common problems include huge air leaks (read: heat leaks), disconnected, pinched or blocked ductwork, and missing or torn insulation.
The H.E.L.P. team is in a crawlspace somewhere nearly every day of the week. We’ve spotted and corrected thousands of trouble spots like these:
Portland, Ore. – In the next decade, the demand for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is expected to grow at four times the rate of all other occupations. In Oregon alone, there are an additional 109,000 jobs anticipated in those fields by 2018.
With an eye toward the education and workforce needed to fulfill such growth, the Oregon/SW Washington Energy Consortium is looking to energize young people to work in STEM-related fields during Careers in Energy Week, Oct. 15-21.
Resources for educators and students can be found at www.getintoenergy.com. Teachers can register for the free Educators on Energy Careers & Resources webinars at the links below.
Free Educators on Energy Careers & Resources:
• Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. – http://sivecki.enterthemeeting.com/m/1R894ZIV (live)
• Oct. 18, 3:30 p.m. – http://sivecki.enterthemeeting.com/m/ND63ES1N (live)
• After Oct. 26 – www.oregongreenpathways.org (recorded, no need to register)
And, check out energy training and careers in the Pacific Northwest! Careers in Energy
See the video http://getintoenergy.com/get-into-energy.php
Friday August 10 – H.E.L.P. Group Inc. spent the day with the Milwaukie and Wilsonville Lions Club at the Charbonneau Golf Course. We sponsored this very worthy charity event to help raise funds for the Lions Eye Bank and other children’s charities.
Golfers stopped at our booth heading up to the 1st tee. We had great gift bags for everyone, filled with energy-saving products like CFLs, information about cash incentives and rebates for home energy improvements, and plenty of fun trinkets and treasures. Everyone entered our drawing for Milgard windows, a Marathon water heater, Panasonic vent fan, and 2 De Walt toolboxes. Congratulations to the winners!
Note our visitors from Canada: a group of geese came by to check out our booth. We told them about special rebates for a Nest Energy Audit!