Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2011
The Hot Tub Store, a new and used hot tub dealer with stores in Santa Rosa, Vacaville, Roseville, Folsom, West Sacramento is supporting Energy Awareness Month by providing free hot tub spa test soaks in all their energy efficient Hot Spring Spas.
“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 Dan Friedman, vice president of The Hot Tub Store. “Lowering your utility bill at home is not as difficult as you might think, you just need to be more aware. In order to help, we’ve created 5 ways you can do to conserve energy at home.”
1 - Be smart about your heating and cooling needs - Almost half of everyone's energy costs go to heating and cooling. So be careful to heat only when you need to and to cool only when it is uncomfortable. You might not even have to make major changes to what you're already doing. For example, in the winter if you usually have the thermostat at 65, try taking it down just five more degrees. If you find yourself setting a high cooling temperature, try to adjust it just slightly. These may seem like small changes, but over time the money you save will add up.
2 - Watch Your Lighting - People don't realize how much energy they are consuming with all the lights on in the house. Most often they will leave a light on in one room and go into another one without turning the light off--in fact, most parents are aware of this and try to teach their children to be energy efficient with the lights. The entire family can get involved in making sure lights go off when they're no longer needed. With younger children, it can even become a game to make sure mom and dad turn off the lights too.
4 - Be Aware of Your Windows - Almost a quarter of all the heat in your home can leave through drafty windows. Insulate your windows by installing storm windows. If you can't do that, use plastic film inside your window frames to keep air out. If your windows don't let in a substantial amount of sun, cover them with drapes or shutters in the winter to lock warm air inside.
4 - Keep the Water Warm - Nice hot showers are wonderful, but think about turning down the water temperature in your house just a little. Small savings add up over time, and you won't notice the change in water temperature that much either. Don't forget to limit yourself to short showers--you want to save energy as well as water.
5 – Consider an Energy Efficient Hot Tub - Hot tubs are luxurious appliances that do such good things for you in your life; even better, new models boast energy efficient design from construction of the shell to efficient inner systems. With plumbing systems that work so well they use less power than in the past, these energy efficient personal spas are a must have. Even if you already own a hot tub, if it is older than 5 years give a new one a serious consideration. Over time, it will cost less. 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.
“To encourage people to check out the benefits of soaking in an energy efficient hot tub for themselves, The Hot Tub Store 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 Friedman.
Consumers wanting to find the Hot Tub Store location nearest them are encouraged to visit the company website for more information. The website address is http://HotTubStore.com
About the Hot Tub Store
Since 1988, the Hot Tub Store has been serving Santa Rosa, Roseville, Sacramento, Vacaville and Folsom. We carry the world's best-selling brand of Spas and Hot Tubs, Hot Spring Spas. Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation with our hydro-massage systems which are featured in all of our portable spas and hot tubs. To learn more call 707-526-2380 ext, 105or go to: http://www.HotTubStore.com