LED Bulbs Save Energy

EUGENE, Ore. — Saving money is as easy as changing a light bulb–literally–according to Home Depot. Managers at the Eugene location say if you replace incandescent bulbs with their LED counterparts, you’ll use 85 percent less energy. Some of the LED bulbs create the same light quality and ambiance of incandescent bulbs. “This is what … Continue reading »

Fix-It Fair Offers Moneysaving Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — Everybody is looking for ways to save money and go green, and the Eugene Fix-It Fair taught residents how to do just that. People of all ages enjoyed some home improvement tips Saturday at Willamette High School. The fair had workshops on how to save energy during the cold winter months, and … Continue reading »

Calculating Home Heating Costs

EUGENE, Ore. — With freezing temps in Western Oregon this week, how much does it cost to keep homes warm? The Emerald People’s Utility District (EPUD) says for every two-degree drop outside, your heating system–electric, natural gas or wood stove–is working 6 percent harder to maintain heat. How energy efficient your home is will impact … Continue reading »

Explosion Underground on UO Campus

EUGENE, Ore. — An underground electrical fire made for an exciting first day back for University of Oregon students. The explosion forced administrators to close part of campus. UO Police and fire crews shut down Agate Street between 13th and 15th avenues all morning as they dealt with mysterious explosions and a fire they couldn’t … Continue reading »