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Tips to save on your electric bill and live more energy efficient lifestyle.

Ways to save on your electric BILL

Summer and Winter Energy Tips 

  • Add caulk or weatherstripping to seal air leaks around leaky doors and windows.

  • Install tight-fitting, insulating drapes or shades on windows that feel drafty after weatherizing

  • When you are asleep or out of the house turn your thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours and save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills.

  • If you are away from home for two or more days, turn your hot water heater off. Thermostats should be set between 120 and 140 degrees. Consumers save more energy the lower the setting. 

  • If your computer is inactive turn it off. If the computer must stay on turn off the monitor.

Energy Audits

Members can learn what causes their energy bill to rise by requesting an energy audit. Energy audits are free in home inspections done by member service technicians. During an energy audit CFEC looks at things such as the age and quality of the AC unit. Often times older AC units require more energy than a newer unit. Lack of weather stripping on windows and doors allow cold and warm air to easily escape the house. A member technician uses infrared thermal cameras to determine if there is significant energy loss or heat gain. After the energy audit the technician provides the member with their recommendations for a more efficient home.

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