Reliance Eco Summer Challenge – Daily Draw #5

Welcome back everyone! The Eco Summer Challenge is in full swing and over the next few weeks our goal is to share and discuss ways to save energy, money and reduce our impact on the environment in the process. Be sure to join us daily for ideas, discussions and more chances to win.

If you haven’t been to our facebook page, be sure to do so and when you do, make sure you enter for your chance at our iPad Mini Grand Prize – just click on the Fan Center tab or the Contest page on our blog. The big draw is July 24th but between now and then we’ll also be giving away 3V Visa Prepaid Vouchers as part of our daily challenges. Click here for complete Contest Rules & Regulations.

And now….today’s winner in the Eco Summer Challenge is Angela Bauer. Congratulations! You’ve won a $30.00 VISA Prepaid Voucher! Please contact me at to claim your prize.

To qualify for tomorrow’s draw, we want to know – What steps are you taking to reduce your electricity use this summer? Share your tips now and as always, please share, like or tweet this post. Good luck!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

sarah Forrester July 17, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I do my laundry after 7pm

Sonia Rutter July 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm

To reduce electricity use this summer I will limit the use of the A/C, use the ceiling fans to keep air circulating and cool in certain rooms, use energy efficient light bulbs, keep the drapes closed during the sunny & hot times of the day to keep the house cooled down, spend more time in the basement when it’s hot.

Paulette Kettlehut July 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm

So I have my AC set to 74 and I’m running all of my ceiling fans :-)

Philipp guerin July 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm

To reduce energy usage, I never actually turn in the A/C even though I have one. I open all doors and windows that have a screen to get a flow of air. At night, I simply point a fan at my bed and sleep with it on. It keeps my body cool in an efficient way!

A few years ago I bought a voltmeter that shows how much energy anything uses that you can plug into the wall. Surprisingly, a coffee machine used a large amount if electricity to keep the coffee warm. Instead I make a large batch and heat up the rest in the microwave whenever I feel like having an extra boost.

I also recently bought a new shower head that mixes air with the water to make it feel like a lot if water hits your body when it really is air and water. I bought it on eBay for cheap and did a small test running my old shower head and new one for a minute each in a bucket. I use half the water now!

I’ve been much more keen on saving energy since I see that it is a exponentially growing market in today’s world. I’m a 4th year engineering student and this subjects has been the center of all major discussions.
Changing habits is key!

Wendy Wagar July 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Hanging most of our laundry outside to dry

Colleen Sullivan July 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Bought new energy efficient washer and dryer and use only at off peak hours

Betty S July 18, 2013 at 7:37 am

turning the ac down during the time no one is home

Bonnie July 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

I use my line to dry most clothes in the summer months.

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