When temperatures drop, your monthly electric bill usually starts to climb. There’s no need to panic, though. Owen Electric can help take the brrr out of winter with a more energy-efficient home. Grab a cup of coffee and mull over these ideas and attractive incentives.
Deal with the ducts. Improve the efficiency of your heating system dramatically by sealing leaky air ducts. By applying a substance called mastic with a paint brush to every duct seam, you’ll plug the leaks. You can buy mastic from companies that sell wholesale to heating contractors.
Virtual Energy Assessment. Take the guesswork out of electricity use with a Virtual Energy Assessment. This free digital tool performs custom audits and identifies ways to save electricity- find it here.
Make the switch. Are you heating with an inefficient, costly electric furnace, baseboard heat or ceiling cable heat? Homeowners who replace an outdated heating system with a qualifying high-efficiency heat pump can receive up to $750 as an incentive.
SimpleSaver Thermostat Program. Connected thermostats make it easy to manage your home’s energy use. Enroll a qualifying Wi-Fi thermostat in the program to receive $10 per thermostat (up to 2 thermostats). If you purchased your thermostat on or after March 2, 2019, you may be eligible for an additional $100 per thermostat. You can also earn an additional yearly $20 in credits at the end of the summer season for participating. Details at www.enrollmythermostat.com/simplesaver
SimpleSaver AC. This program is another way that we are working to keep your electricity affordable and our environment healthy. We will pay you up to $20 annually for each central air conditioner you enroll, and you will receive those bill credits each and every year you remain in the program. Plus you may receive a sign-on bonus of up to $20. With SimpleSaver, being energy smart pays. Just call 1-800-305-5493 or go to www.simplesaver.coop.