MWVCAA Weatherization
2551 Pringle Rd SE
Salem Or. 97302


(By appointment only)

Monday - Thursday
7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Closed on Fridays



(503) 315-7055


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Tips to reduce energy burden


Heating and Cooling

• Change or wash your furnace filter regularly
• Use furnace filter whistle
• Keep registers clear
• Set daytime heating temperatures to 68 degrees • Turn down heat 5 - 10 degrees at night or when away from the house
• Eliminate drafts by weather stripping and caulking doors and windows

Water Heating

• Use low flow shower heads and faucet aerators
• Set water heater to 120 degrees
• Turn off water heater if gone for more than two days Fix leaks immediately
• Do not leave water running while shaving/brushing
• Use shower timer to reduce shower time to 5 minutes or less


• Refrigerators should be kept between 36-40 degrees
• Freezers should be kept between 0 - 5 degrees
• Clean refrigerator/freezer coils with coil cleaning brush

Washer/Dryer and other apliances

• Use coil cleaning brush to clear dryer vent pipe of lint
• Clean lint filter after every dryer load
• Use cold water to wash clothes
• When using a stove top to cook, match the pan to the burner size
• Use smaller watt appliances other than stove/oven


• Use LED or CFL light bulbs to save 50-80% on lighting cost compared to incandescent lights
• Use lowest wattage necessary
• Turn lights off when you leave a room


• Electronics that are turned off may still continue to use power, these are called phantom loads of electricity
• Items using phantom loads have remotes, lights, clocks and chargers
• Unplug convenient electronics and plug others into a power strip
• Set computers to sleep or hibernate instead of letting them idle











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