ST. LOUIS, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that going "green" can pay off in many ways, from reducing your carbon footprint and helping improve air quality, to lowering your energy costs and more. But for Chesterfield, Missouri resident Dan Panning, grand prize winner in the Go Green, Win Green sweepstakes, the payoff adds up to big money. Panning was recently awarded a $15,000 grand prize from American Home Shield, a business unit of The ServiceMaster Company and the nation's leading home warranty company, which sponsored the sweepstakes as a way to promote the exchange of environmentally friendly ideas for everyday living through its Live Green Save Green campaign.
"When I entered the sweepstakes, I never thought I would win," said Panning. "I am excited about all the things I will be able to do. We started doing little things before, but thanks to American Home Shield, we can really begin to make a difference in the energy efficiency of our home and even our vehicle."
Panning recently bought a couple of LED porch lights and night lights but is interested in doing much more. Some of the things at the top of his wish list include a more efficient refrigerator, higher gas-mileage tires and LED replacement lamps.
Dave Crawford, president of American Home Shield, says the sweepstakes was a great way to engage consumers in the Live Green Save Green campaign and to spread the word about practical ways homeowners and others can have a positive impact on the environment.
"Through Live Green Save Green, environmentally conscious consumers across the country are connecting with each other, sharing stories about how they're making a difference in their homes, and learning from others who want to do the same," said Crawford. "As a home repair and maintenance company, American Home Shield has served homeowners for more than 40 years and is glad to help homeowners make their lives and homes run more efficiently."
Live Green Save Green centers around a social community for homeowners and enthusiasts to share strategies on living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Now in its second year, Live Green Save Green has grown to more than 7,400 members. Live Green Save Green also hosted "Three Degrees of Preparation" this year on the first day of summer, in which home owners from more than 30 states showed their commitment to energy efficiency by lowering their home thermostat three degrees.
Community members at LiveGreenSaveGreen.com continue to share tips, videos and information about lessening their carbon footprint on the site. Enthusiasts can also receive links and tips by following Live Green Save Green on Facebook (www.facebook.com/livegreensavegreen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lvgreensvgreen).
About American Home Shield
American Home Shield helped found the home warranty industry in 1971 and remains an industry leader, servicing 1.4 million customers across 49 states. In addition to its core focus on home protection plans, the company recently introduced a preventative maintenance product in 45 markets across the country. The Memphis-based company operates three customer service centers, employs over 1,700 employees and has a national contractor network made up of over 10,000 independent home-service contractors. American Home Shield is part of the ServiceMaster family of brands, one of the world's largest and most versatile service networks. The company's brands include TruGreen, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec.
With a global network of more than 6,900 company-owned and franchise locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's high profile brands are TruGreen, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 22,000 corporate employees and a franchise network that independently employs over 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands serves more than 8.2 million US customers every year. Our brands hold market-leading positions in residential and commercial lawn, tree and shrub care, termite and pest control, home warranties, furniture repair, home inspections, residential and commercial cleaning and disaster restoration. Go to www.servicemaster.com or twitter.com/ServiceMaster for more information about ServiceMaster.
SOURCE American Home Shield