Conserving Energy Quiz

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There are several different ways to conserve energy at home. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to conserving energy? Take this quiz and find out!
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1.Pluggingyourhomeisalsoreferredtoaswhat?
  • Home caulking
  • Home plugging
  • Air sealing
    Incorrect! Correct Answer: Plugging your home is also referred to as air sealing.
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2.Howlongdoesittakefora100-wattlightbulbtoconsume100wattsofenergy?
  • 1 minute
  • 1 hour
    Incorrect! Correct Answer: It takes 1 hour for a 100-watt light bulb to consume 100 watts of energy.
  • 24 hours
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3.Whichofthefollowingfuelsisnotbilledbythegallon?
  • Natural gas
    Incorrect! Correct Answer: Natural gas it not billed by the gallon.
  • Propane
  • Fuel oil
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4.WhichU.S.presidentwasthefirsttoadviseAmericanstodialdowntheirthermostatsduringhis"energyspeeches"?
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Jimmy Carter
    Incorrect! Correct Answer: President Jimmy Carter was the first to advise Americans to dial down their thermostats during his "energy speeches".
  • Bill Clinton
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5.Howeffectiveisfiberglassbattinsulationwhenitcomestosealingawholehousefaninthewinter?
  • Completely ineffective
    Incorrect! Correct Answer: Fiberglass batt insulation is completely ineffective when it comes to sealing a whole house fan in the winter.
  • Somewhat effective
  • Completely effective
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6.Whichofthefollowingisagoodefficiencypracticeforthosewithdryhousesinthewinter?
  • Quickly draining bathwater
  • Letting bathwater sit
    Incorrect! Correct Answer: Letting bath water sit is a good efficiency practice for those with dry houses in the winter.
  • Taking long showers
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7.Thecostofheatingwaterforyourhomemayamounttoasmuchaswhatpercentofyourentireutilitybill?
  • 5-10 percent
  • 15-20 percent
    Incorrect! Correct Answer: The cost of heating water for your home may amount to as much as 15-20 percent of your entire utility bill.
  • 25-30 percent
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8.Howmanydegreesmustyoudialdownyourwaterheater'sthermostattoknock3to5percentoffyourwater-heatingbill?
  • 10 degrees
    Incorrect! Correct Answer: You must dial down your water heater's thermostat by 10 degrees to knock 3 to 5 percent off your water-heating bill.
  • 20 degrees
  • 30 degrees
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9.Whichtypeofgas-burningfireplaceisthemostenergy-efficient?
  • Standing pilot light
  • Sitting pilot light
  • Electronic ignition
    Incorrect! Correct Answer: Electronic ignition gas-burning fireplaces are the most energy-efficient.
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10.HowmuchpowerdoesaCFLbulbuseincomparisontoastandardbulb?
  • One-tenth
  • One-third
    Incorrect! Correct Answer: A CFL bulb uses one-third the about power as a standard bulb.
  • Two-thirds
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