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energySMART Quiz

Question 1 of 10

If one in 10 households installed a programmable thermostat, that would prevent __________ pounds of greenhouse gases from being released in the atmosphere.


CORRECT! A programmable thermostat properly programmed and used can reduce 1,847 lbs of green house gas emissions per household a year.

INCORRECT! The energySMART answer: 17 billion. A programmable thermostat properly programmed and used can reduce 1,847 lbs of green house gas emissions per household a year.

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Question 2 of 10

Weatherization is an easy way for the average home owner to receive significant energy savings with the least effort and expenses.


Yes! On average, weatherization reduces heating bills by 32 percent and overall energy bills by about $350 per year at current prices.

INCORRECT! The energySMART answer: True. On average, weatherization reduces heating bills by 32 percent and overall energy bills by about $350 per year at current prices.

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Question 3 of 10

Complete each sentence. Select an item from Part 1 so that it becomes highlighted, and then select the corresponding item from Part 2.


Correct! On average, weatherization reduces heating bills by 32 percent and overall energy bills by about $350 per year at current prices.

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Question 4 of 10

Energy-efficient products can save homeowners on their energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing features, style or comfort. How much can they save on energy bills?


Correct! Energy-efficient appliances and products can save about a third on energy bills. Look for products that meet strict ENERGY STAR efficiency guidelines. Often, replacing appliances with more efficient units will save on energy costs. In many cases, switching from an electric appliance to a natural gas one will save even more over time in energy operating costs.

INCORRECT! The energySMART answer: Energy-efficient appliances and products can save about a third on energy bills. Look for products that meet strict ENERGY STAR efficiency guidelines. Often, replacing appliances with more efficient units will save on energy costs. In many cases, switching from an electric appliance to a natural gas one will save even more over time in energy operating costs.

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Question 5 of 10

Which is more energy efficient, natural gas or electricity?


Correct! Natural gas is extremely efficient - 90 percent of natural gas is delivered to appliances as useable energy compared to only 30 percent of electricity.

INCORRECT! Sorry, not electricity. The energySMART answer: Natural gas is extremely efficient - 90 percent of natural gas is delivered to appliances as useable energy compared to only 30 percent of electricity.

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Question 6 of 10

Select an item from Part 1 so that it becomes highlighted, and then select the corresponding item from Part 2. Match the total percentage of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to fuel type

Part 1: Make a Selection

Part 2: Make a Selection


Correct! Natural gas has the lowest percentage of carbon dioxide emissions with 1,178 million metric tons or 20 percent. Coal is a distant second with 2,142 million metric tons or 36 percent, and petroleum has the highest with 2,614 million metric tons or 44 percent of total carbon dioxide emissions.

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Question 7 of 10

Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2008 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 10 million cars.


Correct! That statement is false. Americans saved enough energy in 2008 to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 29 million cars. Americans saved $19 billion on their utility bills as well!

INCORRECT! That statement is false. Americans saved enough energy in 2008 to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 29 million cars. Americans saved $19 billion on their utility bills as well!

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Question 8 of 10

Which is more environmentally friendly, a home with natural gas appliances or all-electric home?


Correct! The home with natural gas. The average natural gas home emits 46 percent less carbon dioxide or CO2 than an average all-electric home.

INCORRECT! The energySMART answer: The home with natural gas. The average natural gas home emits 46 percent less carbon dioxide or CO2 than an average all-electric home.

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Question 9 of 10

By heating water only when it's needed, ENERGY STAR qualified natural gas tankless water heaters cut water heating expenses by 30 percent, while also providing continuous hot water delivery.


Correct! ENERGY STAR qualified natural gas tankless water heaters cut water heating expenses by 30 percent. With Elizabethtown Gas rebates and tax credits, replacing your old water heater saves money as well as energy.

INCORRECT! ENERGY STAR qualified natural gas tankless water heaters cut water heating expenses by 30 percent. With Elizabethtown Gas rebates and tax credits, replacing your old water heater saves money as well as energy.

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Question 10 of 10

Changing your air filter regularly will:


Correct! All of the above. Changing your air filter every three months will bring you all of these benefits as well as increase the life of your equipment. Eliminating dust buildup that can block air saves energy and decreases your energy costs.

INCORRECT! All of the above. Changing your air filter every three months will bring you all of these benefits as well as increase the life of your equipment. Eliminating dust buildup that can block air saves energy and decreases your energy costs.

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