This is something curators of the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania expect to hear visitors exclaim over and over during the coming months.
The center is the new home of the E-power House, a 15-foot-tall cutaway model home that takes its name from the a local power company's menu of energy efficiency and conservation programs.
Visitors are able to look into all the rooms in the home and see important energy-saving tips and information. In addition, a bicycle in front of the model home allows children to use pedal power to light up side-by-side incandescent, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs.
The educational exhibit is funded in part by PPL Electric Utilities, which hopes that it will inspire a younger generation to think about conserving energy in every room of the house.
"Most of the center's visitors are children, and this exhibit focuses on them," said Thomas C. Stathos, director of Customer Programs and Services for PPL Electric Utilities. These youngsters can influence energy efficiency in their own homes right now. They are the tenants and homeowners of the future, so it's important they become educated energy consumers."
The E-power House, located on the center's first floor, features a bathroom, bedroom, laundry room, kitchen and living room. Features include rooftop solar panels, examples of attic insulation, a ceiling fan and a computer.