Monthly Archives: October 2017

Bright Ideas Grant Awards 2017-2018

Piedmont Electric Awards Grants to Teachers for their ‘Bright Ideas’ Piedmont Electric awarded more than $25,000 in Bright Ideas education grants to 27 local educators to fund innovative classroom projects. More than 4,600 students in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties will participate in Bright Ideas projects funded by… Read More»

Changes coming this fall to the Helping Hand Foundation

The Board of Directors, staff of Piedmont Electric and I are proud to announce important changes to project helping hand this fall. We have made the decision to upgrade Project Helping Hand from a program within Piedmont Electric’s operations into a standalone foundation called the Piedmont Electric Helping Hand Foundation.… Read More»

Piedmont Electric Holds Community Safety Day

October 7, 2017 — Piedmont Electric held its first Community Safety Day on Saturday, October 7th at Pathways Elementary School in Hillsborough, NC. “Concern for community is one of our seven guiding principles and at Piedmont Electric we are committed to strengthening the local communities we serve, with safety as a… Read More»

Thermostat 101

Always avoid activating the emergency heat option on your thermostat if you have an all-electric heat pump as this option is extremely expensive. Smart Thermostats These advanced thermostats monitor your heating/cooling habits and can learn your temperature preferences. Smart thermostats may automatically adjust your home’s temperature to the most energy-efficient… Read More»

Holiday energy savings

The holidays are right around the corner. Don’t let it cost you more to keep warm. Winterize your home Maintain and inspect heating equipment and chimneys every year to confirm they’re working safely and properly. Install storm windows for better insulation. You can also cover windows with plastic (from the… Read More»