April 16, 2012 -
KUB will be participating in EarthFest on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at
Pellissippi State, Hardin Valley Campus. Bring an old incandescent light bulb to the KUB
booth and exchange it for a new compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL). This offer is good
for the first 100 people. Limit one CFL per household, please.
KUB has been participating in EarthFest since it began in 2000. The annual EarthFest is
a day of food, fun, entertainment, and lots of environmental education opportunities.
Admission is free.
Eleven percent of your household energy bill goes to lighting, according to the
Department of Energy. A quick way to save money on your electric bill is to switch to
CFLs. A CFL can save you $40 or more in electricity costs over its lifetime. The bulbs
use less energy than incandescent bulbs, produce the same light output, and last up to
10 times longer.
CFLs provide the greatest savings when they're used in fixtures that are turned on for
more than 15 minutes at a time. The federal government's ENERGY STAR guidelines
suggest using CFLs in open fixtures that allow airflow. Good examples of uses are in
table and floor lamps, hanging lamps, wall sconces, and outdoor fixtures.
For more information on EarthFest, visit www.knox-earthfest.org.
For more information on CFLs, how to save on lighting, and other conservation tips, visit
the Money-saving Tips or Environment sections on www.kub.org.
KUB, a municipal utility serving Knox and parts of seven adjacent counties, provides
electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to more than 439,000 customers.
KUB is a municipal utility serving Knox and parts of seven adjacent counties and
provides electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to more than 439,000 customers.