What’s in that bag? Posted on February 23, 2015 by Anna Archer Share this post A closer look at what’s in the energy efficiency toolkits. With the ReEnergize Pittsburgh Energy Efficiency Challenge swinging into full gear, here’s an insider’s look at what participants are working with. Every household that signs up to be a part of the competition receives a ReEnergize Pgh Energy Efficiency kit! Our Ambassadors have been hard at work getting these useful tools into the hands of their neighbors. This week, we’ll be taking a look inside the Energy Efficiency kits and discovering what is inside, why, and how you can use these easy fixes to save energy and conserve resources in your own home. ReEnergize Pittsburgh Shower Timers After toilets and washing machines, the shower is the third largest water user in the home. The average shower in the US uses 17.2 gallons of water and lasts for just over 8 minutes. Our energy efficiency kits contain these awesome blue shower timers that run out of sand after five minutes. Just stick it to your shower wall and spin to get started. Reducing the time of your shower to five minutes could save you, on average, nearly 7 gallons of water per shower! That translates to a lower water bill. Try it out and challenge yourself to a five-minute shower! [bctt tweet=”I pledge to take a 5-minute shower to help @ReEnergizePGH #EnergyTips ” via=”no”] Win your own ReEnergize Pittsburgh toolkit. Share your favorite energy saving tip(s) in the comment section below. We will announce winners on Monday.