Energy Efficient Tips
Simple Tips for Home Energy Savings
TogetherWeSave.com is a gateway for members to easily learn what they can do to save energy and the immediate cost-savings impact of those actions. The site also contains a web-TV portal showcasing energy-efficiency videos.
This summer we will be launching a new, voluntary load reduction program. In June, July and August between the weekday hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. It does not include holidays. This is the summer peak period where the wholesale cost of electricity to your electric cooperative is at its most expensive price. This program encourages members to reduce your energy use, which will reduce demand and save everyone money on future electric costs. Several million dollars can be saved by doing this.
Look for articles in our monthly newsletter, ads with your monthly bill statements this summer and local media opportunities. Check out our TogetherWeSave archives page for more information.
Energy Tip of the Month
It's easy to follow our Energy Efficiency 'Tip of the Month' pieces that are published each month in our newsletter to help lower your electric bills and save money.
Efficiency Tax Credits Drop, but Don't Disappear (full article printed in the April 2011 newsletter)
Energy efficiency improvements are great for lowering electric bills. But sometimes the up-front cost can be a drawback.
Since 2005, Congress has enacted a series of tax breaks for consumers who take steps to make their homes more energy efficient. In December, the outgoing 111th Congress approved extending some popular efficiency tax credits through Dec. 31, 2011, although at greatly reduced levels.
More Tips for Home Energy Savings
Want more information? Check out the following websites:
- Touchstone Energy cooperatives have always placed a priority on promoting energy efficiency to their members. Here are some ideas that will help you save energy in your home or business: http://www.togetherwesave.com/
Yes....there's an app for that, too. Available apps for Smart Phones. Receive a "tip of the day" reminder of ways to save energy and money around your home.
- Information to help you save energy in your home, business, vehicle, or industrial plant: www.energysavers.gov
- Energy Star-qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10 to 50 percent less energy and water than standard models: http://www.energystar.gov/
- The Inside Story on Conserving Energy; a room by room savings site from the Federal Trade Commission: http://www.ftc.gov/energysavings
- The Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP), sponsored by a coalition of public interest nonprofit groups, government agencies, and others in the energy efficiency field, gives consumers information to make use of federal income tax incentives for energy efficient products and technologies passed by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005: http://www.energytaxincentives.org/
- Discover your own energy-saving powers with energy-efficiency tips and resources on the Alliance to Save Energy's consumer web site: http://www.ase.org/section/_audience/consumers
- Get energy smart and get energy active today! http://www.getenergyactive.org/index.htm
Brochures, Booklets and More...
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