Have you ever looked at your energy bill and wondered, “How can I reduce my bill?” You then think of all the appliances and gadgets you use every day to provide the modern-day conveniences you enjoy, the comfort of a warm home and a hot shower; and realize they all increase your energy costs. But just as every little thing adds up to increase your energy use, every small energy-saving measure you take can add up to big savings.
Using energy wisely helps you lower your energy costs, and helps your cooperative provide stable rates and reliable energy now and into the future. By using energy wisely we can optimize our generating capacity in order to postpone building costly new power plants. So everything you do to reduce your energy use not only helps us manage growth, it also helps you manage your energy budget.
Use the tips on these pages to learn how you can Take Control & Save® today!
Heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy used in a typical home each year. Using energy-efficient heat pumps instead of furnaces and air conditioners, you can reduce your heating and cooling costs and maintain year-round comfort.
Learn how using the earth's natural heat from a ground source heat pump can save up to 40% on your electric bill.
The average home spends about $2,200 on energy bills every year. From energy efficient water heaters to learning about phantom loads in your home. Find the answers to the questions you have here.
Is it time for a new refrigerator? Check out all the appliances that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label and you can watch your energy savings grow!
Buying light bulbs used to be easy. Just make a stop at your favorite hardware store and choose the right wattage for the lamp. Today, it's not as easy. Incandescent bulbs are gone and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs are more popular each day.
But what about all the color temperatures and wattages? We can help you make sense of it all here.
The electric vehicle revolution is here. Electric vehicles (EVs) are a “hot item” in the auto world, with many auto manufacturers offering at least one model. Improved versions of battery technology are also coming soon. Electric vehicles provide environmental advantages and, even though they may carry a higher price tag initially, tax credits and lower operating costs often balance out the initial investment.
Increased efficiency, new technologies and more options for everyone are making electricity a better, cleaner option for powering homes, farms and businesses. From electric vehicles to advanced thermostats to heat pump water heaters, we encourage you to discover some of the ways you can make the switch to "smart" appliances and lower your costs.
Questions about solar?
We can help! There are many considerations before you accept a contract to install solar generation at your home, farm or business. We have helpful steps to take before installing solar generation and the questions to ask contractors. Plus, we have some guidance for you about properly sizing a solar generation system to meet your needs.
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