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OPA prize pack winners

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OPA prize pack winners

Congratulations to Burcu, Marlo and W Ball. You've each one a super fabulous prize pack courtesy of the Ontario Power Authority. Your prize pack includes: • A power bar with automatic shutoff to reduce phantom power • 1,000 Bonus Air Miles (this could get $140 in grocery gift certificates, movie tickets or even a 3 piece luggage set) • A cute & cuddly toy panda from WWF-Canada • Cold water laundry detergent To be eligible to win I asked what you all do to help reduce phantom power. Here's what our winners said: Burcu: "I unplug my computer and some other appliances at night. I make sure no lights are on when no one is in the room. I do not start the washing machine or dish washer when they are half empty." Marlo: "I am an unplugger - and I have my family trained too. The TV, stereo all of that gets unplugged every minute we aren't using it, ditto for the laptop. I also have my counter top appliances all unplugged except for the 3 minutes when I use them. The hardest habit to break is cellphone and other chargers - they have only a 2 hour charge time, but it's so easy to leave them plugged in overnight. Now I plug them in at supper, and my routine at night is to pull them back out." W Ball: "We had an energy audit completed and fixed up the areas that were causing us to lose heat causing higher power usage. We use the new bulbs that are suppose to be more efficient, laudry with cold water, turn the lights out when leaving the room; this one is still a bit of an issue, switched to digital thermostates, I try and air dry my clothes on a rack instead of using the dryer." Thanks for sharing!
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