# How Does Your Household Rate in Energy Efficiency?

## As a household, determine which answer to each statement best matches the situation in your home.

### Quiz Questions

• 1.
How many appliances do you have in your home that are ENERGY STAR® rated?
• A.
All appliances
• B.
More than half of the appliances
• C.
About half of the appliances
• D.
None
• 2.
How many lights in your home are CFL or LED?
• A.
All lights
• B.
More than half of the lights
• C.
About half of the lights
• D.
None
• 3.
How many electronics in your home have phantom loads (or the tendency to draw power even when turned off)?
• A.
None (unplugged)
• B.
About half of the electronics
• C.
Most of the electronics
• D.
All of the electronics
• 4.
What is your thermostat usually set at during a cold season?
• A.
68°F or lower
• B.
69-70°F
• C.
71-72°F
• D.
73°F or higher
• 5.
What is your thermostat usually set at during a warm season?
• A.
78°F or higher
• B.
76-77°F
• C.
74-75°F
• D.
72°F or lower
• 6.
In your home, how often are laundry loads run when they are less than full?
• A.
Never
• B.
Less than 1/2 of the time
• C.
About 1/2 of the time
• D.
Most times
• 7.
In your home, how often do you run the dishwasher when it is less than full?
• A.
Never
• B.
Occasionally
• C.
About 1/2 of the time
• D.
Usually
• 8.
What is your home's hot water setting? (°F)
• A.
120°F or less
• B.
121-130°F
• C.
131-140°F
• D.
140+°F
• 9.
Do you keep your doors and windows closed when the furnace or A/C is turned on?
• A.
Always
• B.
Usually
• C.
About 1/2 of the time
• D.
Rarely
• 10.
Are the lights in your home left on when a room is empty?
• A.
Almost never
• B.
Sometimes
• C.
About 1/2 of the time
• D.
Usually
• 11.
How many fans are usually left on overnight?
• A.
0
• B.
1-2
• C.
3-4
• D.
5+
• 12.
How many TVs are usually left on overnight?
• A.
0
• B.
1
• C.
2
• D.
3+
• 13.
Are game consoles or computers left running when not in use?
• A.
Never
• B.
Rarely
• C.
Occasionally
• D.
Frequently
• 14.
When do you turn on the heating system in your home?
• A.
When the temperature INSIDE is less than 65°F
• B.
When the temperature OUTSIDE is less than 65°F
• C.
When the temperature OUTSIDE is less than 70°F
• D.
When the A/C is not turned on
• 15.
When do you turn on the cooling system in your home?
• A.
When the temperature INSIDE is greater than 83°F
• B.
When the temperature OUTSIDE is greater than 83°F
• C.
When the temperature OUTSIDE is greater than 80°F
• D.
When the heat is not turned on.
• 16.
Do you have a programmable thermostat?
• A.
Yes
• B.
No

### Quiz Outcomes

• 1.
Let's get to work!
There is a lot more you could be doing to help make your home more energy efficient, but that's okay because everyone has to start somewhere! We're going to work with you to help you become the master of energy knowledge and efficiency that we know you can be!
• 2.
Kinda got it!
You are a padawan in the ways of energy efficiency! There are a few things that you do that contribute to the overall efficiency of your home, but you could be doing even more! Don't worry, everyone has to start somewhere, and through this workshop, we will do our best to provide you with reliable resources to help you on your journey to becoming an energy efficiency master.
• 3.
Almost there!
You've done a lot to make your home more energy efficient! There are just a few more things you could be doing to conserve energy, but ultimately you are already doing a great job! Through this workshop, we will do our best to provide you with reliable resources and information to help you on your journey to becoming the ultimate energy efficiency master!
• 4.
You make it look easy!
Congratulations, you are an energy efficiency rock star! You have taken most, if not all of the steps that are required to make your home more energy efficient and it shows. Don't be afraid to pass along your advice and expertise, you know what you're doing!