Easy ways to earn big energy savings as you celebrate the season Santa Barbara, CA, December 2014 — Being conscious of your home’s energy efficiency this holiday season doesn’t mean being a “Scrooge.” In fact, following these six simple energy tips could help lower utility bills and free up some cash for extra holiday goodies. Choose LED holiday lights. LED holiday lights use 75 percent less energy than traditional incandescent sets, are more shatter resistant and can last as many as 40 holiday seasons, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. As many as 25 strings of LED lights can be
San Luis Obispo County, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 – With the nation celebrating Energy Action Month, October marks a time of year to consider how we use our resources and find ways to use them even more efficiently. In recognition of Energy Action Month, empower Central Coast’s Energy Coaches are sharing some of their top thoughts on making your home as efficient as possible. As part of their role at the county-operated emPower energy efficiency program, Energy Coaches regularly provide free, voluntary home site consultations to look out for energy efficiency issues that are wasting resources and
Central Coast, CA, Aug. 17, 2015 — It’s time once again to fire up the grill as we savor that final taste of summer this Labor Day. And believe it or not, this holiday is also the perfect chance to do something good for the environment and conserve those precious resources, all without sacrificing any Labor Day fun. The County’s emPower program suggests five ways to save energy (and energy costs), and other resources while enjoying and entertaining throughout the Labor Day holiday. Keep it local Spending some time outdoors is a no brainer this Sept. 7, but the beauty of living on the Central
Listen to local homeowner Alelia talk about her experience with having a home energy site visit with Energy Coach Jason. The Energy Coach service is a free resource provided by the emPower Central Coast program. emPower is operated jointly by the Counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo
Kathy and Joe talk about their experience with one of emPower's Energy Coaches and how who helped them learn about how to improve the efficiency of their home.


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