Ways to save on your electric BILL

COVID-19 ENERGY SAVING TIPS

CFEC is not processing cut offs due to non-payment to help Members affected by the Coronavirus. We hope this will help relieve some of the financial stress Members may be experiencing. Beware of scammers claiming to be from CFEC threatening disconnection if payments are not made.We ask that Members pay what they can whenever possible. Your payments will help to reduce your total energy bill and help to prevent increased hardship once normal business resumes.In the meantime, we encourage Members to conserve energy wherever possible. Cutting back and making small changes can go a long way in keeping your bill low while finances are stretched thin.

Here are a few conservation tips your family can use:

  • Energy conservation can be as easy as turning off lights and appliances when you don’t need them. Energy-intensive appliances such as dryers and dishwashers can also be used less by hang drying clothes or hand washing dishes.

  • Heating and cooling account for the largest percentage of energy usage. Whenever possible, reduce the intensity and frequency at which you use your heating and cooling systems. Take advantage of overcast mornings as an opportunity to turn your air conditioner down.

  • Reduce water heating expenses by temporarily turning down the thermostat on your water heater.”

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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