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Sunshine Letter | Truckee Donner PUD testimonial

“I am a very satisfied customer who wants to write a ‘testimonial’: One August morning, we had our Truckee Donner PUD residential energy survey.

Michael U (of Sierra Energy Professionals) arrived promptly as scheduled and was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and thorough. Now I’m motivated to learn even more.

Just to name a few highlights (there are too many examples to list them all):

He added weather stripping to our front door.

He looked under our house.

He looked at almost every single one of our more than 150 light bulbs/etc and evaluated if they could be converted to energy efficient CFL’s or LED’s; and left us sample light bulbs of every size/shape/wattage to try out. He offered to change our seven overhead kitchen flood lights (he brought a ladder); and left seven new CFL’s for us to use.

He explained how we can evaluate the energy usage of our electronic devices; and we can borrow the equipment from the TDPUD to do this.

I learned what to do to better insulate our metal framed windows, and how to evaluate them for leakage.

I learned that I can replace up to three of our toilets for free with new low-flow toilets, and can choose from two different models; or choose any model and receive $100-$125 rebate.

We talked about our lawn, how much water it likely needs, and how to measure our current sprinkler system.

He gave us low flow shower heads, an adjustable faucet attachment; and on and on it goes...

I’m still amazed that a public utility district is able to provide such a generous program to its customers for free! Thank you for this opportunity to take steps forward to conserve energy and water and lower our monthly bills.

With warm regards,

Gail Prichard, MD


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Oct 24, 2013 01:02PM Published Oct 8, 2013 06:24PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.