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June 17, 2024

Managing summer energy use: Reduce peak demand and save money

As temperatures rise in the summer, keeping your house comfortable can lead to additional use of air conditioning units and in turn, higher electricity bills. By improving energy conservation, you can help your electric cooperative reduce demand — saving both energy and money. During the summer, peak loads occur during times when electricity use is at its highest. This typically happens in the middle of a hot afternoon, when air conditioners are running to offset the outside temperatures, and around dinnertime, when families are cooking, taking showers, washing dishes, and doing laundry. During the summer months, peak alerts are likely...

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June 17, 2024

Signs your HVAC is in Trouble

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is one of the most important and expensive systems in your home. Detecting issues early can help you plan for repairs or equipment replacement. Equipment functionality issues can affect your electricity use, which may result in higher energy bills. The age of your equipment can be a major factor in function. The lifespan of a heating and cooling system ranges from 15 to 20 years. Proper maintenance and lower use can increase the life of the equipment. To find out the age of your system, look for the manufactured date printed on the...

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May 23, 2024

Summer Temperatures are Here!

Skip chores that require high demand for electric on hot afternoons/evenings from 2 to 7 p.m. (summer’s peak demand period)! That’s when many people are using electricity at the same time, which increases the cost of wholesale power. So, forget the chores for now and do them later in the evening when it is not as hot and demand isn’t as high. Watch this short video to understand peak usage and some tips to help alleviate the Power Rush Hour!  

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May 10, 2024

Consider a Hybrid: No, we’re not talking about your next vehicle

You might have heard the word hybrid when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle. Did you know you can use that same word when it comes to selecting your next heating and cooling system for your home? Instead of purchasing a new gas furnace or a new heat pump, why not combine the two to get a more economical and energy efficient system — a dual fuel system? Much like hybrid vehicles, which combine gasoline engines with electric motors, these systems merge the strengths of both heat pumps and fossil fuel furnaces to optimize performance across varying weather conditions....

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July 11, 2023

4 Key Factors That Affect Energy Bills

You pay for the electricity you consume each month, but there are additional factors that impact your energy bills. Electricity Remains A Good Value Although inflation has led to increasing costs in many areas of our lives, the cost of powering your home has risen slowly when compared to other common goods. Looking at price increases over the past five years, you’ll see that electricity remains a good value. Average annual price increase 2017-2022 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index

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