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Three Lakes Family Enters Home in PUD Reduce Your Use Competition

December 30, 2011

Their homes range in size from 968 to 2,358 square feet. The oldest was built in 1912; the newest

in 1989. What they all have in common is they have all been selected to compete in Chelan County PUD’s

Reduce Your Use contest. Nine homeowners will compete against each other for prizes in a race to find out who can

reduce their electric bills by the greatest percentage between January first and the end of March. KOHO/KOZI News

will follow the progress of two of the contestants starting with Robin and Jennifer Freeman whose home in the

Three-Lakes area is the most recently built . . The nine competing homeowners were selected by PUD Conservation

staff based on where they live, type of home, and their potential to reduce their electricity use. The PUD

received 20 applications. PUD Conservation staff is conducting detailed home energy audits for the contestants

and will provide each with personalized recommendations on how to save energy. After that, it’s up to the

contestants to put those ideas into action. Coming up on Monday we’ll talk with Nick and Jenn Brunner who

own the contest’s oldest-built home in the Cashmere area The top three contest winners will receive prizes

donated by local businesses: a $500 gift certificate at Wal-Mart; a $250 certificate at Community Glass; and a

$100 certificate at Stan’s Merry Mart. You can also follow the contestants’ progress on a Facebook

page, Reduce Your Use, devoted to the contest. The page – along with the PUD’s website – will

chart the changes as contestants reduce their use. Many winter conservation tips are on the PUD website. In

addition, the PUD offers weatherization incentives to customers who add insulation or replace old

windows.

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