Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 15, 2011
Oregon Hot Tub, a HotSpring Spas dealer selling new and used hot tubs with stores in Portland, Beaverton, Bend, Clackamas and Vancouver, WA is supporting Energy Awareness Month in October by providing free test soaks in new or used hot tubs in any of their 5 showrooms.
“Each year, the United States Department of Energy designates October as Energy Awareness Month. The 2011 Energy Awareness Month theme is Turn Words into Action; Turn Action into Results, said Sue Rogers, president of Oregon Hot Tub. “A lot of homeowners can cut their bills simply by being aware of a few easy steps. In order to help, here are 5 things consumers can do to conserve energy at home.”
1 - Look at Your Walls - Did you know that the walls of your home can affect how much energy you're using? It's true. When you paint your walls dark colors, more energy is required to light the room. You'll find yourself buying more lamps than necessary to keep the room well-lit. If you want to save energy, stick to lighter colored rooms. There's an added benefit: you'll feel happier too.
2 - Fill Up Your Dishwasher and Washing Machines - It takes approximately the same amount of energy to clean a few dishes as it does to clean a sink full of dishes, and the same goes for dirty clothes in the washing machine. Instead of wasting water and energy to clean a few items, try waiting until you have a substantial amount to clean all at once.
3 - Keep Your Hot Water Heater Warm - Insulate your water heater so that you can cut down on the energy needed to heat your water. If you can't afford that, there are even insulation blankets you can purchase for that purpose. In addition, make sure that the water heater isn't turned all the way up. You want to be able to have a hot shower if you want one, but if you keep the water a little cooler your electric costs will drop.
4 - Turn On the Right Lights - If you haven't started using those little coiled light bulbs, called compact fluorescent bulbs, you are wasting money. These light bulbs cost more upfront but cost you much less in terms of light bulb life. Over time you have substantial savings in lighting costs. If you don't want to make the leap to compact bulbs just yet, use lower wattage bulbs that use less power.
5 - Upgrade Your Hot Tub - Your hot tub is a luxury that pays for itself many times over, but even here you can cut a few costs. By upgrading your spa to an energy efficient model, you will be using less energy and therefore spending less money. Energy efficient models have insulated construction and various energy saving elements, including better plumbing and filtration systems. A personal spa is great way for you to relax and reduce stress, so making a few adjustments to save you money shouldn't be a problem. We sell an exclusive line of Hot Spring Spas - The Energy Smart® Spa. Hot Spring Spas has certified all models to the California Energy Commission (CEC) so consumers can have peace of mind knowing that their spas are designed to keep operating costs low no matter where you live.
“To encourage people to check out the benefits of soaking in an energy effecient hot tub for themselves, Oregon Hot Tub is providing free test soaks at all their showrooms. We do recommend however that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute soak call us ahead of time to reserve their spot,” commented Dave Doornink, marketing manager.
Consumers wanting to find the Oregon Hot Tub location nearest them are encouraged to visit the company website for more information. The website address is http://OregonHotTub.com
About Oregon Hot Tub
Oregon Hot Tub has been the #1 selling hot tub company in Portland and only feature the highest quality and most leading-edge products at our five convenient locations. We have a dual philosophy: incomparable customer service and professional advice from our knowledgeable staff prior to your purchase and incomparable support for you and your product post-purchase. All this combined is why we are known as “the one friends recommend.” To learn more call 503-533-5603 or go to: http://OregonHotTub.com