It was such a fun week in Hollywood that we wanted to leave by giving one lucky audience member a parting gift. A set of Whirlpool Smart Appliances, including a refrigerator, dishwasher, and washer and dryer. And one more thing – a Ford C-MAX Plug-in Hybrid car! This is all part of the MyEnergi Lifestyle® Home Retrofit package provided by Ford and its partners, Whirlpool, Eaton, Infineon and SunPower.
We didn’t forget about you! For all of the Katie fans watching at home – this is your chance! Tell us why you deserve to win the MyEnergi Lifestyle® Home Retrofit Contest, including a Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid, Whirlpool & Eaton Smart Appliances and SunPower Solar Panels. Complete the essay below and be as descriptive and creative as possible. The contest will be available until June 9th, 2013 at 11:59pm ET, so take your time. Click here to read the official rules.
What is MyEnergi Lifestyle®?
MyEnergi Lifestyle® shows how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and CO2 footprint by integrating today’s smart home appliances, plug-in vehicles and solar energy. MyEnergi Lifestyle® works by leveraging technology so key energy-consuming devices in a home use less energy, while also shifting energy usage to less expensive periods. At night, for example, when energy costs are lower, a smart refrigerator can perform high-energy tasks like ice making or defrosting – just as Ford’s plug-in vehicles do with recharging.
By switching to MyEnergi Lifestyle®, families can cut energy costs by up to 60 percent and more than 9,000 kg of CO2 (a 55 percent reduction) saved. If every home in the U.S. were to implement these energy-saving technologies, it would be the equivalent of taking all the homes in California, New York and Texas – 32 million homes – off the power grid.