New Jersey RV Resort Offers 10 Energy Saving Tips to Reduce Costs At Campgrounds

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Surf & Stream Campground of Toms River, NJ, suggests 10 ways in which campgrounds can reduce energy consumption and the cost of electric bills.

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As electricity is a large expense to campgrounds, Surf & Stream Campground of Toms River, New Jersey, is looking into energy saving methods at its resort.

As electricity is a large expense to campgrounds, Surf & Stream RV Resort and Campground of Toms River, New Jersey, is looking into energy saving methods at its resort. Following are ten simple ways campgrounds can follow Surf & Stream’s model of reducing energy costs.

Suggestion 1: Hire a professional to audit your campground to compile a report charting where energy is being used, and how to reduce the maximum usage in order to cut costs.

Suggestion 2: Rethink your lighting. Survey your campground and take note of the bulbs that are not used often and/or are unnecessary. Replace little-used lighting with motion sensor bulbs, and high-volume lighting with energy efficient bulbs.

Suggestion 3: Convert to tankless water heaters, whereby the burner comes on when water flows and off when water is shut off - all with no pilot light. In doing so, the tank supplies endless hot water on demand without the expense and space of water storage.

Suggestion 4: Use water-saving shower heads and auto turn-off taps to eliminate excess water usage during showers in bath houses.

Suggestion 5: Use energy-saving products and appliances.

Suggestion 6: Check hoses, faucets and other equipment for leaks. Attending to a leak can greatly reduce excess water usage.

Suggestion 7: Use low-flush toilets and waterless urinals in bathrooms to save water.

Suggestion 8: Use geothermic heating and cooling in community areas, such as the front desk, fitness center, laundry facility, campground store, etc.

Suggestion 9: Install solar panels to assist in warming swimming pools, as well as changing the filtration system from chlorine to saline. In addition to solar use for pools, solar panels can also be useful in other areas of the campground, as well.

Suggestion 10: Use signage to post tips around the campground, encouraging guests to follow suit with reducing energy use, such as reminders to reduce shower times, turn off lights, reduce water usage, keep doors & windows closed in RVs when air conditioning and fans are in use, etc.

Surf & Stream RV Resort and Campground is located at 1801 Ridgeway Road, Toms River, NJ. For more information, visit the campground on the web at http://www.surfnstream.com or call 732.349.8919.

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