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2010 Home Energy Makeover Winners See Big Savings
The results are in for the five families who won the 2010 Texas Co-op Power Home Energy Makeover contest

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    August, Richard, Nancie and Dakota Jiminez, members of Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, saved $139 during July and August 2010 after winning our $10,000 Home Energy Makeover contest.
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    The Randolph family—from left, Lacie, John, Cindy and Alyse—saved $163 during the same comparison period. The family is served by Wood County Electric Cooperative.
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    The makeover saved $153 for South Plains Electric Cooperative members Jacque and Aubrey Stark.
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    B.J. and Linda Donaldson, Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative members, saved $306.
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    The Zunigas—Brandon, Dawn, Asher, Powell and Izabella—saved $253 after the makeover.
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See the Original Home Energy Makeover Story

Read the original story about our $10,000 home energy makeovers here.

We compared each family’s electricity costs for July 2009 and July 2010 and for August 2009 and August 2010, before and after the makeovers. In each case, there were significant savings.

 

The Randolph Family


John and Cindy Randolph, members of Wood County Electric Cooperative, and their family saw a total cost reduction of $163 for the combined periods.

July 2009 $345 August 2009 $272
July 2010 $251 August 2010 $203


Total combined savings $163

 

The Jiminez Family


Richard and Nancie Jimenez, members of Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, and their family saved a total of $139—even though August 2010 was exceptionally hot and dry.

July 2009 $285 August 2009 $259
July 2010 $162 August 2010 $243


Total combined savings $139

 

The Stark Family


Jacque and Aubrey Stark, members of South Plains Electric Cooperative, saved $153.

July 2009 $306 August 2009 $292
July 2010 $199 August 2010 $246


Total combined savings $153

 

The Donaldson Family


Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative members B.J. and Linda Donaldson saw their electric bills decrease by $306.

July 2009 $417 August 2009 $398
July 2010 $263 August 2010 $246


Total combined savings $306

 

The Zuniga Family


Our August magazine cover family—Brandon and Dawn Zuniga and their children, members of Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative—saw savings of $253, with temperatures relatively constant for the compared periods.

July 2009 $481 August 2009 $384
July 2010 $320 August 2010 $292


Total combined savings $253

 

Meet the sponsors:
These companies were the chief sponsors of the Home Energy Makeover contest. Find a complete list of participating vendors on the winners’ pages in the original story (see sidebar).
     
Johns Manville Lennox Marathon Water Heaters