Ameren Illinois Energy Survey
#2 - Check out your Water Heater Hot Water Temperature Card
Gas Electric Other
Adjust the temperature to ensure the best temperature for optimum safety and energy savings!
No Yes, Down Yes, Up
3 or Less 4 to 6 7 or more

TipBy reducing the thermostat setting on your water heater to 120° you can save up to 5% yearly in energy costs.

Moving on... Bathrooms
Yes No
1 gal = 16 cups

Not Sure? Use this simple procedure to determine if you currently have energy-efficient, high-efficiency shower heads. You will need a bucket, a watch with a second hand or other timer, a calculator, and a measuring cup.

  1. Turn on the shower. Once the water is running, use the bucket to capture the water for exactly 10 seconds.
  2. Use the measuring cup to determine how much water was collected in the bucket. Multiply the number of cups by 6 to calculate how many cups per minute flow through the shower head. EX: 7 1/2 cups x 6 = 45 cups per minute
  3. Divide the number of cups per minute by 16. This number is the flow rate of your shower head in gallons per minute (gpm). EX: 45 cups / 16 = 2.8 gpm
  4. Install the high-efficiency shower head to ensure that your shower is as energy efficient as possible.

TIPInstall the high-efficiency shower head to ensure that your shower is as energy efficient as possible.

How about your Bathroom Faucet Faucet
Yes No

TipBy reducing the thermostat setting on your water heater to 120° you can save up to 5% yearly in energy costs.

Let's Head to the Kitchen

Kitchen faucets usually demand a higher flow rate than bathroom faucets, so using a water-saving aerator with a flow rate of 1.5 gpm will conserve water and reduce water-heating energy use.

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Using the swivel kitchen faucet aerator contained in your Student Energy Education Kit, unscrew the existing aerator screen and replace with the new one!

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Please enter your information below before you submit the Student Energy Education Kit survey! Congratulations on completing the project!

Single Family Duplex Multifamily Home (3 units or more)