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What my experience as an Energy Ambassador has been like

Kevin Vazquez's experience with the MUSD Energy Ambassador Program has been quite an experience. He's spoken to many people during community outreach events and given PowerPoint presentations to a local Rotary Club. There are many benefits when it comes to this program, read on to learn more!

Energy Guide: Phantom Power Paucity?

Residents all around the world are guilty of leaving appliances and devices plugged into power outlets and not worrying about the consequences. Phantom power is the electrical energy that is consumed by power sucking vampires known as phantom power. With phantom power accounting for up to 15% of the total electrical usage in homes, it is very possible to lower energy home bills with a simple action: pull the plug.

What is the MUSD Energy Ambassador Program?

The MUSD Energy Ambassador Program is a non-profit community organization that conducts free in-home energy consultations for residents of Bell Gardens and Montebello. Our program focuses on reducing household energy whether it is natural gas or electricity. The program also provides students from Bell Gardens High School and the Applied Technology Center an opportunity to gain work experience as well as make an impact is their community by becoming Energy Ambassadors.

Energy Guide: The Vicious Vampire Power

Phantom power, also known as vampire power, subtly consumes power from electrical devices while they are turned off but still plugged in. Phantom power is draining energy throughout our households and is an issue that can easily be solved with the help of some valuable tips. Alejandro Cruz, an Energy Ambassador for the MUSD Energy Ambassador Program, has prepared to helpful guide to help you tackle phantom power in your own home.

Energy Guide: How you can reduce Phantom Power

Did you know the average home contains 40 electrical products that are constantly drawing power? This may seem inconceivable at first, but these electrical products could be crucially affecting your utility bills! These electrical products contribute to “phantom power”. Brayan Ayon has summarized several solutions to help you reduce phantom power and energy usage and can help you save money!

The Experience of an Energy Ambassador

The MUSD Energy Ambassador Program has been a never before experience in Diego Salandez's life. The reason is because now he views things differently. And that’s what he liked about this program. He sees things around his house that he now knows what to do to conserve energy that he didn’t know before. This internship is really helpful because it is his first job and lets him experience real job events that he will face in the future.

Energy Guide: Save energy today for a brighter tomorrow!

Change isn't always a bad thing. You can light your home using the same amount of light while using less energy and spending less money. An average household dedicates about 5% of its energy budget to lighting. Switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bills.

My Experience

The MUSD Energy Ambassador Program has not only given Shelsy Diaz the opportunity to make an impact in her community, learn and improve in many life skills, but to also learn a great number of different facts and hacks on how to save energy and make this planet a better place. Overall, Shelsy's time so far with the MUSD Energy Ambassador Program has not only taught her a lot, but has been a great experience.

What is the MUSD Energy Ambassador Program?

The MUSD Energy Ambassador Program is a community program that helps the residents of Montebello and Bell Gardens save energy and improve their homes at zero cost to them. We provide completely free in-home consultations where two of our high school student Energy Ambassadors will evaluate your habits and inspect all of your appliances that use energy to operate.

Energy Guide: Popular Solar Myths

Have you ever wondered why solar energy is a popular and debatable topic? Many people usually tend to lack knowledge regarding solar energy causing myths to be easily developed. Kevin Vazquez has prepared a list that will debunk many popular myths, and hopefully help you understand solar energy better and the benefits that going solar can bring.