Welcome to David City
Welcome to David City
To enhance the vibrant community of David City by providing a tremendous quality of life defined by outstanding educational and employment opportunities for all citizens through provisions of quality, cost effective governmental services that include infrastructure, utilities, and affordable housing.
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Hosting a big party where your guests are all bringing a dish? It would probably be good if the chilled foods stay chilled. Do you have enough space in your refrigerator to accommodate everyone? If you just had a vigorous workout or a hot day in the sun, wouldn’t a cold refreshing beverage sound good? Most people do not consider that after space conditioning, water heating and lighting, refrigerators and freezers are usually the fourth largest consumer of energy in a home.
A 2015 appliance survey revealed that nearly half of the homes in greater Nebraska have more than one refrigerator. In addition, nearly 80% of homes in the same area have one or more separate freezers. Most of these additional units are located outside the kitchen, being found in basements, garages, utility rooms, pantries or other areas. While these extra units are a great convenience, they also take extra energy to run. It is easy to overlook this fact until the electric bill arrives. If this operating period coincides with the higher summer rate period and increased air conditioning use, the cost can leave you wondering if the extra refrigeration is worth it.
What can you do to reduce this cost? Here are some ideas:
1. To begin with, refrigerators manufactured before 1990 often consume three-to-four times more energy than new energy efficient models. If your second unit is more than 10 years old, try moving all your refrigerated items into one unit; preferably, your newest. Refrigerators are the most efficient when they are kept full. However, confirm that air inside the refrigerator can flow around all items to ensure proper cooling.
2. Only plug-in and operate the second refrigerator when you know it is needed. If you are hosting a large celebration, turn the unit on a few hours before the event and unplug it after it is no longer needed.
3. Consider loading a cooler up with ice if the extra room is needed for a brief period. The cost of running your old refrigerator over a 48 hour period can often be offset by the cost for a bag of ice.
4. Clean the coils! At a minimum, the coils on all of your refrigeration annually. Clean them more frequently if the unit is in a dusty or dirty environment. Do it for your new unit, too!
5. If you really need a second unit, consider purchasing a compact unit that is ENERGYSTAR-qualified. These units will consume only a minor portion of the energy a 30-year old clunker will.
Your local utility and Nebraska Public Power District want to help you keep cool this summer! This includes keeping foods and beverages refrigerated in the most efficient way possible. For more ideas on how you can make your home or business EnergyWiseSM, as well as financial incentives to help with the cost of your energy-saving upgrades, contact your local utility or visit www.nppd.com.