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October is Energy Awareness Month
October marks Energy Action Month. We face challenging goals to reduce energy consumption. Agencies are committed to stepping up and adopting more sustainable operations to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce citizens' energy costs.

During Energy Action Month and throughout the year, the Federal Energy Management Program recommends the use of these resources to raise awareness of energy- and water-saving possibilities and support your efforts to save energy.

The following articles previously appeared in the Lincoln Electric System emPowered newsletter and are used with permission of LES.
LES' Refrigerator, Freezer Recycling Program Ends Oct. 31
Time is running out for Lincoln Electric System customers to take advantage of LES' appliance recycling program, which ends Oct. 31. The program offers customers a $35 incentive reward to recycle their outdated or secondary refrigerators and freezers, which are hauled away for free.
Refrigerators and freezers built prior to 1993 can require up to three times as much energy as newer, more energy efficient models to maintain cold temperatures.
The refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition, between 10 and 32 cubic feet in size, and operating in an unheated or uncooled space at time of pickup. The incentive check for $35 will arrive in four to six weeks.
To participate in the program, simply call 1.866.444.9160 or complete the form at www.les.com/pickup.

House Hunting for Energy Savings
When you're shopping for a home, it's easy to be dazzled by the beauty of granite counter tops or the convenience of walk-in closets. Energy efficiency may be the last thing on your mind. If you're not careful, however, you can end up in an energy money pit. With a little attention to detail, you can find a high-performance home that's right for your family. Here's what to look for.

What's Escaping From Your Attic?
Your utility budget is something you want to keep in house. If you have a leaky, poorly insulated attic, however, those energy dollars are slipping up, up and away. What can you do? Grab a flashlight, a tape measure and a pair of gloves. Head up to your attic and find ways to bring your utility bills back down to earth.

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