How much do you know about energy efficiency? Take this multiple-choice energy efficiency quiz for fun to find out!
a. 2 years
b. 10 months
c. 5 years
d. 7 years
a. energy star
a. A trapezoid
b. A curly fry
c. A hexagon
d. A pear
a. newspaper and glue
b. bubblegum and salt water taffy
c. weather stripping and caulk
a. 30% less
b. 10% less
c. 50% less
d. 66% less
a. heating the water
b. the rinse cycle
c. the wash cycle
d. the spin cycle
a. 78 degrees
b. 68 degrees
c. 62 degrees
d. 45 degrees
a. all the time
b. 75% of the time
c. sparingly, if at all
d. 50% of the time
a. 60 degrees
b. 55 degrees
c. 68 degrees
d. 78 degrees
a. A quart of water should be drained from the tank.
b. The valves should be replaced.
c. The pipes should be replaced.
d. It should be painted.
a. fireplace flue
b. window drapes
c. your mouth
d. storm door
a. One you bought at a yard sale
b. Your neighbor's
c. A programmable thermostat
d. A digital thermostat
b. electric outlets
c. around door jambs
d. all of the above
a. every month
b. twice a month
c. every 2 years
d. every year
a. R value measures redness. The darker red the insulation, the better it is.
b. R value measures thermal resistance, or how well the insulation holds back heat.
c. The R stands for rip-proof. A high R value means the insulation will withstand attempts to rip
d. R value measures resiliency. The faster the insulation bounces back to its original size after
being compressed is an indication of its quality.
a. The amount of power your cell phone battery has left when one low bar appears on the screen.
b. The bag of treasure Scooby-Doo and the gang must recover from the Phantom of the Knight.
c. Electricity consumed by any device while it is switched off.
d. The burst of power that surges when an electrical device is switched on.
a. Comparing your energy bills to your five closest neighbors.
b. Using energy, but getting no credit for it; similar to auditing a college course.
c. An IRS review of your annual energy bills.
d. An assessment of how much energy your home consumes and an evaluation of how to make
it more energy efficient.
a. Lamps or TV sets
b. A microwave oven
c. The cat's litter box
d. A cactus plant
a. Because electric rates are lower in the summer.
b. Using exhaust fans pulls excess heat and humidity out of the kitchen and bathroom.
c. The noise of the fans running drowns out the sound of the kids saying “I'm bored.”
d. Running the fans prevents hot outside air from leaking into the house.
a. Close the refrigerator door on your finger. If it hurts, the seal is tight enough.
b. Run a compass along the seal. If the dial spins counterclockwise, it's time to replace the seal.
c. Close door over dollar bill. If you can easily pull the bill out, the seal may need replacing.
d. Place an ice cube in a bowl on a shelf. If it has melted five minutes later, you need to replace
a. a 75-watt Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL)
b. a 9-volt battery
c. a 1978 Chevy Chevette compact car
d. a 20-watt CFL
a. Planting evergreens on the north side of your house and deciduous (leafy) trees on the south
b. Transplanting dogwood trees around your electric meter.
c. Planting radiant yellow azalea and rhododendron flowers underneath windows to reflect
sunlight up to the glass.
d. Installing Colorado River Rock around the window wells. In the winter, the rocks absorb heat
and radiate it onto the home's foundation. In the summer, the rocks pull heat away from the
a. Appliances need more electricity to operate in daylight hours.
b. It will increase electricity reliability during heat waves.
c. That's when your spouse is available to do those tasks.
d. Hot water heaters are programmed to operate at maximum efficiency after 8 p.m.
a. They are energy hogs, have a short life and are hard to find.
b. They work only in outdoor fixtures, cannot be used around pets and are a fire hazard.
c. They use two-thirds less energy than incandescent bulbs, last up to 10 times longer and are
cool to the touch.
d. They are noisy, dim and the light produced has a purple glow.
a. Cool hot foods in the freezer compartment before transferring them to the fridge.
b. Store heavy foods in the door, lighter foods on the shelves.
c. Use only plastic food containers rather than glass or Styrofoam.
d. Keep it full and limit the number of times the door is opened.