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Congratulations to our second weekly winner, Amber Davis (@amd001), who relies on compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to help make her daily life a little more energy efficient:
[quote]I switched out all my light bulbs to CFL bulbs, which are 28% more efficient than standard bulbs! #Chemistry2Energy[/quote]
Replacing outdated bulbs with CFLs is just one way the products of chemistry contribute to increased home energy efficiency.
High-performance foam insulation, solar panels, plastic house wrap, and high-efficiency appliances like new ENERGY STAR-qualified refrigerators, can be used in our homes to save money and energy, and are all made possible by chemistry.
Amber will receive $50 to put toward her energy bills and is now eligible for our $1,419 grand prize in November. That’s what the average U.S. household paid for electricity alone in 2010!
We’ll select another $50 dollar winner next Friday, October 12, so be sure to upload your photo today!
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