About this program
This program is designed to support energy education in the classroom and help families save energy, water and money.
Take Action Kit
How do I install the items in my kit?
For help with installing kit items, check out the installation help videos here.
Home Energy Worksheet
How do I submit my Home Energy Worksheet?
- Enter your Teacher ID found at the top of your Home Energy Worksheet here.
- Complete the form to the best of your ability. If you are unsure of an answer, please leave it blank.
- Once submitted, please record the confirmation number on the top of your Home Energy Worksheet and return to your teacher.
- Fill out the paper worksheet and return it to the classroom teacher.
How do students earn their incentive?
By returning the Home Energy Worksheet either online or to their teacher before the deadline.
How long do LED bulbs last?
LED bulbs last up to 25,000 hours and may reduce the energy used for lighting in your home by about 80 percent over a traditional incandescent bulb. LED bulbs are efficient because they emit very little heat compared to an incandescent bulb, which releases 90 percent of its energy as heat.
Where can I use my LED bulbs?
LED bulbs can be used almost anywhere less efficient bulbs are used: in recessed lighting, table lamps, ceiling fixtures, porch lights, holiday lights and more. LED bulbs are available in a wide range of colors and light levels. By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save more than $30 billion of electricity at today's electricity prices. (Source: energy.gov, accessed January 2019.)
How safe are LEDs?
LED bulbs are much cooler than incandescent lights, making them a safer bulb. They are sturdier than other bulbs because they are made with epoxy lenses, not glass, and are more resistant to breakage.
How do I know when to replace my LEDs?
One of the benefits of LED bulbs is that they need to be replaced much less often. A string of LED holiday lights could be operating for 40 seasons! An LED bulb typically does not “burn out” or fail like other light sources. Instead, an LED will decrease the amount of light it produces at the end of its useful life. Before removing an LED bulb from the socket, make sure the light switch is turned off. Carefully unscrew the LED bulb. You may visit Earth911.com to find locations in your community that recycle LED bulbs. (Source: energy.gov, accessed January 2019.)