As your rural electric cooperative, we’re happy to provide you with ways in which you can do your part to keep your home running efficiently, which not only cuts down on your carbon footprint, but also saves you money.
With the region’s sweltering summers and bitterly cold winters, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature all year long can seem overwhelming. We’ve got some ways to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer while keeping your power affordable.
It might seem obvious to turn off your lights when you leave a room, but when it comes to lighting there are many more ways you can save on your electric bill.
Refrigerators. Dishwashers. Even your toaster takes energy to run. But there are several ways you can keep your appliances running efficiently while keeping your costs down.
The ENERGY STAR® program is a joint effort between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy created to help individuals and businesses protect the environment by being more energy efficient.
In 2009 alone, ENERGY STAR® products and programs helped conserve enough energy to save nearly $17 billion on utility bills.
While the initial price tag on an ENERGY STAR® appliance is more than a non-certified counterpart, utilizing an ENERGY STAR® appliance in your home could reduce your energy bill by up to one third, saving you significantly more over time. Plus, you may qualify for tax credits and rebates.