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What kind of energy improvements have you done on your home?

If you have a ceiling fan, how many hours per day do you use it? (average summer and winter)

Have you tried LED lights in your home?

What is your experience using spray foam insulation?

How often do you use a home clothesdryer (rather than air drying)?

Do you think your home's energy efficiency influences its resale value?

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What kind of energy improvements have you done on your home?

If you have a ceiling fan, how many hours per day do you use it? (average summer and winter)

Have you tried LED lights in your home?

What is your experience using spray foam insulation?

How often do you use a home clothesdryer (rather than air drying)?

Do you think your home's energy efficiency influences its resale value?

How many compact fluorescent lamps are installed around your home?

Did you know that things that are plugged in and turned off still use electricity?

How long is your bathroom fan on each day?

How often do you replace the filter in your furnace?

IF YOU LIVE IN A CLIMATE WITH FREEZING WINTER TEMPS, do you use electric heat tape to keep water pipes from freezing in winter?

IF YOU LIVE IN A SNOWY CLIMATE, do you use electric de-icing cables to melt snow off your roof?

Is your second fridge plugged in?

Do you look for/buy ENERGY STAR rated things?

Have you had a professional home energy audit?

Do you use a fireplace to help heat your home?

How many compact fluorescent lamps are installed in your home?

Do you program your thermostat?

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What kind of energy improvements have you done on your home?

Zero-cost changes (e.g., turning off lights)
Efficient lighting
Install more-efficient appliances
More efficient heating or cooling equipment
Air-sealing
Improved ducts
Improved insulation
Solar water heating
Solar electric

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If you have a ceiling fan, how many hours per day do you use it? (average summer and winter)

I don't have one
Less than 1 hour/day
1-2 hours
2-3 hours
3-4 hours
4-6 hours
6-8 hours
8-10 hours
More than 10 hours per day

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Have you tried LED lights in your home?

Yes
No

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What is your experience using spray foam insulation?

Haven't used it
Have used it: excellent results
Have used it: acceptable results
Have used it: unacceptable results

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How often do you use a home clothesdryer (rather than air drying)?

For every load of wash
9 out of 10 loads of wash
8 out of 10 loads of wash
7 out of 10 loads of wash
6 out of 10 loads of wash
5 out of 10 loads of wash
4 out of 10 loads of wash
3 out of 10 loads of wash
2 out of 10 loads of wash
1 out of 10 loads of wash
I always air dry

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Do you think your home's energy efficiency influences its resale value?

Yes
No
Not sure

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How many compact fluorescent lamps are installed around your home?

None
1-5
6-10
11-15
16-20
20-25
More than 25

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Did you know that things that are plugged in and turned off still use electricity?

Yes. I unplug things when I'm not using them.
Yes, but I still leave them plugged in.
No, ... really?

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How long is your bathroom fan on each day?

less than 5 minutes per day
5-30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes
90-120 minutes
more than two hours per day
I don't have a bathroom fan

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How often do you replace the filter in your furnace?

Monthly
Every season
Once a year
Oh. Hmm. I'm supposed to change it?

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IF YOU LIVE IN A CLIMATE WITH FREEZING WINTER TEMPS, do you use electric heat tape to keep water pipes from freezing in winter?

Yes - on all year
Yes - on only in winter
No

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IF YOU LIVE IN A SNOWY CLIMATE, do you use electric de-icing cables to melt snow off your roof?

Yes - on all year
Yes - on only in winter
No

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Is your second fridge plugged in?

Yes
No
I only have one fridge
I'm too embarassed to say

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Do you look for/buy ENERGY STAR rated things?

Always
When the price is right
What's ENERGY STAR?

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Have you had a professional home energy audit?

Yes
No

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Do you use a fireplace to help heat your home?

Yes
No

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How many compact fluorescent lamps are installed in your home?

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
more than 10

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Do you program your thermostat?

Yes
No (but my thermostat is programmable)
I don't have a programmable thermostat

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What kind of energy improvements have you done on your home?

Efficient lighting11
Zero-cost changes (e.g., turning off lights)8
More efficient heating or cooling equipment7
Air-sealing7
Improved insulation7
Install more-efficient appliances6
Improved ducts2
Other:2
Solar water heating0
Solar electric0
Total responses50

If you have a ceiling fan, how many hours per day do you use it? (average summer and winter)

3-4 hours2
I don't have one1
2-3 hours1
6-8 hours1
More than 10 hours per day1
Less than 1 hour/day0
1-2 hours0
4-6 hours0
8-10 hours0
Total responses6

Have you tried LED lights in your home?

Yes1
No0
Total responses1

What is your experience using spray foam insulation?

Haven't used it0
Have used it: excellent results0
Have used it: acceptable results0
Have used it: unacceptable results0
Total responses0

How often do you use a home clothesdryer (rather than air drying)?

For every load of wash2
9 out of 10 loads of wash1
8 out of 10 loads of wash0
7 out of 10 loads of wash0
6 out of 10 loads of wash0
5 out of 10 loads of wash0
4 out of 10 loads of wash0
3 out of 10 loads of wash0
2 out of 10 loads of wash0
1 out of 10 loads of wash0
I always air dry1
Total responses4

Do you think your home's energy efficiency influences its resale value?

Yes7
No2
Not sure1
Total responses10

How many compact fluorescent lamps are installed around your home?

None0
1-51
6-101
11-151
16-202
20-250
More than 254
Total responses9

Did you know that things that are plugged in and turned off still use electricity?

Yes. I unplug things when I'm not using them.473
Yes, but I still leave them plugged in.724
No, ... really?249
Total responses1446

How long is your bathroom fan on each day?

less than 5 minutes per day581
5-30 minutes642
30-60 minutes244
60-90 minutes59
90-120 minutes21
more than two hours per day79
I don't have a bathroom fan364
Total responses1990

How often do you replace the filter in your furnace?

Monthly370
Every season323
Once a year125
Oh. Hmm. I'm supposed to change it?90
Total responses908

IF YOU LIVE IN A CLIMATE WITH FREEZING WINTER TEMPS, do you use electric heat tape to keep water pipes from freezing in winter?

Yes - on all year77
Yes - on only in winter77
No426
Total responses580

IF YOU LIVE IN A SNOWY CLIMATE, do you use electric de-icing cables to melt snow off your roof?

Yes - on all year30
Yes - on only in winter70
No471
Total responses571

Is your second fridge plugged in?

Yes565
No88
I only have one fridge631
I'm too embarassed to say16
Total responses1300

Do you look for/buy ENERGY STAR rated things?

Always326
When the price is right165
What's ENERGY STAR?39
Total responses530

Have you had a professional home energy audit?

Yes160
No777
Total responses937

Do you use a fireplace to help heat your home?

Yes363
No705
Total responses1068

How many compact fluorescent lamps are installed in your home?

159
243
343
446
536
656
719
830
927
1041
more than 10345
Total responses745

Do you program your thermostat?

Yes604
No (but my thermostat is programmable)202
I don't have a programmable thermostat301
Total responses1107

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