Quiz #1: Home Energy Basics

1. The average U.S. family spends approximately ______ on home utility bills and produces about an equivalent amount of CO emissions to _____ cars.

A. $1,000, 1

B. $2,000, 2

C. $3,000, 3

D. $10,000, 10

 

2. Another commonly used name for an energy audit is a ________________.

A. energy assessment

B. energy metering

C. energy analytics

D. energy checkup

 

3. If a given U.S. household has only 100-watt incandescent light bulbs, and suddenly replaces these with 20-watt CFLs, what savings could we reasonably expect on the overall energy bill?

A. 1%

B. 8% – 80% of 11%

C. 18%

D. 80%

 

4. Which of the following devices can have an open damper which contributes to air leakage?

A. fireplace

B. dryer vent

C. kitchen exhaust fan

D. all of the above

 

5. Which of the following energy-efficiency measures tends to have the best return on investment?

A. replacing incandescent bulbs with CFLs

B. installing a tankless water heater

C. replacing a home’s windows

D. installing a storm door

 

ANSWER KEY:

1. The average U.S. family spends approximately ______ on home utility bills and produces about an equivalent amount of CO emissions to _____ cars.

A. $1,000, 1

B. $2,000, 2

C. $3,000, 3

D. $10,000, 10

2. Another commonly used name for an energy audit is a ________________.

A. energy assessment

B. energy metering

C. energy analytics

D. energy checkup

 

3. If a given U.S. household has only 100-watt incandescent light bulbs, and suddenly replaces these with 20-watt CFLs, what savings could we reasonably expect on the overall energy bill?

A. 1%

B. 8% – 80% of 11%

C. 18%

D. 80%

 

4. Which of the following devices can have an open damper which contributes to air leakage?

A. fireplace

B. dryer vent

C. kitchen exhaust fan

D. all of the above

 

5. Which of the following energy-efficiency measures tends to have the best return on investment?

A. replacing incandescent bulbs with CFLs – often the smallest measures have the best return and quickest payback

B. installing a tankless water heater

C. replacing a home’s windows

D. installing a storm door

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