Compete with your neighbors and have fun
#7 – Unplug to Win
POST A PICTURE OF YOURSELF PARTICIPATING IN AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY USING #HOLLANDUNPLUGGED TO WIN!
We want you to ‘unplug to win’ this summer! Turn down your AC and get outside to save energy and help Holland win 5 million and change.
All you need to do is complete at least one outdoor activity and share it with us on social media. Activities may include grilling at city parks, biking, camping, cookouts, outdoor games, beaching, kayaking and more. Snap a picture of your outdoor activity and post to any social media outlet using the hashtag #HollandUnplugged to secure a spot in the competition.
Participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes. Potential prizes include: a hammock, tent, grill, kayak, canoe, bicycle, greenhouse coupons and golf vouchers. Limit five entries per household and must be a City of Holland resident.
# 6 – ENERGY STAR® Fridge and Orion Cooler Drawing
STOP BY CITY HALL BEFORE JUNE 30TH TO BE ENTERED TO WIN
Starting April 11th, a display will be set up in City Hall featuring a Frigidaire ENERGY STAR® refrigerator and a 65 quart Orion cooler. Maximize your energy and dollar savings with this energy efficient fridge that uses only 471 kWh a year which is about $57! Think you need an extra fridge for the holidays? Think again! The Orion cooler can keep ice for days – a perfect food and beverage storage alternative for your holiday parties. Want to know more? Click here for complete product descriptions.
Simply submit an entry form at City Hall to be entered into the drawing (limit one entry per person, per prize – must be a City of Holland resident to win).
# 5 – The Energy Wars
LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS REDUCE USAGE TO WIN PRIZES FOR STUDENTS! ENDS MARCH 31ST
Students are using their Jedi powers to compete in “The Energy Wars”, a competition between local area high schools to reduce their gas and electric consumption. The Special Events Committee of the Holland Youth Advisory Council has been working with students at Black River, Holland Christian, Holland High and West Ottawa to plan the competition, which started on January 1, 2016 and runs through March 31, 2016.
Each school’s energy consumption for their main building will be tracked and the school with the greatest reduction in their overall energy will be the winners of the competition. The winner will be announced at a final event, to be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Hope College Maas Auditorium.
# 4 – Warm Up Without Touching Your Thermostat
SAVE ON YOUR HEATING BILL & HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES! ENDS DECEMBER 31ST
Keep an eye on the City of Holland and Holland Board of Public Works’ Facebook and Twitter. Each month we will be posting pictures with members of the community demonstrating how to stay warm during these cooler months without turning up the thermostat. Simply like, comment, and/or share a picture of yourself staying warm and be automatically entered to win a Nest programmable thermostat! Don’t use social media? Send your cool weather energy saving tip to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered.
# 3 – Stay Cool, Save Energy, Win Prizes
THE MORE YOU SHARE, THE BETTER CHANCE TO WIN! ENDS SEPTEMBER 30
Keep an eye on the City of Holland and Holland Board of Public Works’ Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Each month we will be posting energy saving tips to help keep you cool this summer. Simply like, comment, and/or share the post and be automatically entered to win a Nest programmable thermostat! Don’t use social media? Send your energy saving tip to email@example.com to be entered.
# 2 – Know Your Number!
SUBMIT YOUR HOME ENERGY SCORE BY JUNE 30 – COMPLETED – CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINNER!
Fill out the Home Energy Use Calculator and submit your score between April 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 – the ward group with the most submissions wins! Contestants from the winning group who submit their score by June 30 will be entered for the chance to win a house full of LED light bulbs! (certain restrictions may apply)
To learn more about the Home Energy Use Calculator watch the video below!
#1 – Get a Furnace Tune-Up and Be Entered to Win
GET TUNE-UP BY MARCH 31 – COMPLETED – CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINNER!
Get a furnace tune-up anytime between September 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 to help your ward win! The winning ward contestants who receive a tune-up by March 31 will be entered for the chance to win a brand new high-efficiency furnace plus installation! Five other people will have the chance to win a NEST thermostat. The NEST learns your schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from a smartphone! (certain restrictions may apply)
Furnace Clean and Tune Checklist
WHAT’S IN A TUNE-UP?
- Check for gas, oil, and water leaks
- Check for leaks or cracks in the heat exchanger
- Check venting (chimney) draft
- Check water heater venting
- Check the supply and return of ducts and pipes
- Check power supply and wiring
- Clean: burners, heat exchanger, squirrel cage, combustion chamber cabinet, blower housing, and motor
- Adjust burner and gas pressure
- Adjust and clean pilot
- Change filter(s) and document their size(s)
- Lubricate fans, motors, and pumps
- Check and replace belts
- Check and adjust thermostat
- Check limit and fan controls
- Check temperature rise
- Adjust burner air shutter – use tester, print results, and include efficiency rating
- Adjust heat anticipator with an amp probe
- Make sure the furnace is clean and write the date on the filter
For the health, comfort and efficiency of your home, have a professional tune-up your furnace annually.