Theresa Phillips the Queen of Green~
On September 1991, President George Bush declared October as National Energy Awareness Month. In light of this (absolute pun intended) I asked Lassen Municipal Utility District’s Public Relations Manager Theresa Phillips to share some ways we can keep more of our dollars without sacrificing comfort and convenience. Theresa has been with LMUD for 14 years, prior to that she was Executive Director of Lassen County Chamber, her roots run deep in this community. Here is what she had to say~
"When it comes to saving energy and lowering your utility costs, there are quite a few “no-cost” and “low-cost” measures that can be easily put into practice.
Start with conservation measures – turning off lights, using fans instead of central air conditioning, and unplugging appliances when not in use – all save energy.
Phantom loads from appliances and electronics with instant on features or digital clocks can amount to almost 10% of your electric usage. LMUD offers rebates on SmartStrips that control your electronic devices, turning them completely off when not in use.
Another low-cost energy saving measure is switching your existing lighting with energy efficient LEDs. LEDs use about a quarter of the energy of traditional lights. You don’t have to sacrifice lighting quality for efficiency, today’s LEDs are just as good, or better, than incandescent bulbs. LMUD offers rebates of up to $2.50 per bulb on EnergyStar compliant LEDs – you can purchase LEDs from many local stores, including Susanville Supermarket and Billington Ace Hardware.
For details on all of LMUD’s rebate programs, visit www.lmud.org, or call me, Theresa Phillips, LMUD’s Public Relations Manager at 257-4174.”
Super fun, super enthusiastic and always willing to share her knowledge, we salute you Theresa. Thanks for showing us how to be a little more Hometown Green~