Reducing a $500 Gas Bill in Lakewood Park

March 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Super Trainer Brian talks to neighbors in Lakewood Park. Photo by Jesse Lamarre-Vincent.

Did you know that having a freezer on the bottom of the refrigerator unit is actually more energy efficient? Along with keeping the fridge full (either with food or water filled gallon jugs), a bottom-shelf freezer is one of the energy saving ideas Lakewood Park neighbors learned last weekend. Hosted by Jim Wisner and Dana Iglesias, Lakewood Park neighbors gathered on Chapel Hill Road to learn about energy efficiency.

Jim and Dana are relatively new to the neighborhood, and are interested in meeting more of their neighbors and building community. This winter, they faced gas bills of up to $500 a month. To improve their home’s energy efficiency, Super Trainers Brian Schneiderman and Robert Kamara helped them find and plug drafty spots around the front door and the upstairs windows, and taught them about programmable thermostats. The Super Trainers also explained programmable thermostats as a good way to increase efficiency and save money. After learning about the money-saving benefits of a programmable thermostat, one neighbor said, “I want one!”

Big thanks to Jim and Dana and the Lakewood Park neighbors!

Entry filed under: Lakewood Park.

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