Are you considering remodeling a room in your family’s home? Evaluating updates to improve energy efficiency and lower your home’s electric bill? In the initial stages of planning to build a new home?
Then visit the display in the 4H Building sponsored by the Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives of Iowa at the Iowa State Fair August 8 to18 to get the efficient home building information you need.
Located inside the 4H Exhibits Building on the south end of the fairgrounds, the display features a modular panel format demonstrating various energy-efficiency topics. You can see detailed information on insulation types and effectiveness, infiltration reduction, external wall construction, lighting options, correct window installation and flashing, water heating, heat pumps, and old appliance recycling.
Representatives from Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day to answer members’ questions about energy-efficiency measures and rebates offered by local cooperatives. ECI REC employees will help staff the booth, so drop by to chat about the latest energy-efficiency news and rebates from your Cooperative.
The Touchstone Energy booth will also feature an energy bike that allows fairgoers to pedal and generate electricity to power items such as light bulbs, a radio, or a fan. The bike demonstrates how much more energy is required to light inefficient bulbs compared to compact fluorescent lamps or LEDs.
For more information on how you can start saving now, go to www.TogetherWeSave.com.