Category: Energy Efficiency

Plug-in to your local EV community!

Celebrate National Drive Electric week with Piedmont Electric and Plug-in NC! Join us and local EV owners on Monday, Sept. 16 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Carrboro Plaza located at 104 NC-54, Carrboro, NC 27510. See and experience the world of electric vehicles! This event will have… Read More»

Renting? You can still save energy!

Use energy-efficient light bulbs Those old incandescent bulbs may be cheaper at the store than LEDs, but incandescent bulbs have a shorter life and cost more to use. Replacing just the five most frequently used lights in your apartment with ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs can save more than $65 a… Read More»

“Smart” gifts for the holidays

This holiday season, give a tech product that will help reduce their energy bills for years to come! Smart thermostat Installing a smart thermostat is one of the best ways to take control of your energy bill. Similar to a programmable thermostat, it allows you to set a schedule for… 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»

Monitor your Energy Use

At Piedmont Electric, one of our goals is to help you better understand and monitor how you use energy. We’re excited to announce the launch of our new email usage alert program designed to help our members better manage their energy use every month. This program consists of email alerts… Read More»

Tech improvements for your home

The hot, humid dog-days of summer are here! High outside temperatures mixed with more time spent indoors stirs up a recipe for higher than average energy bills this August. Piedmont Electric wants to make sure that you and your family have all the resources you need to fight high energy… Read More»

Timers: for more than just holiday lights

Electric timers are a holiday decorator’s best friend, but have you thought about extending their use past the new year? Timers in your electrical outlets can reduce your phantom energy use and save you money year-round! Phantom energy (a.k.a. standby power, vampire power, phantom load, ghost load) refers to the… Read More»

Control Your Bill During the Hottest Months

As a member of Piedmont Electric, you are able to to take advantage of programs and tools we offer to help maximize your energy efficiency. Our goal has always been to provide safe and reliable power at the lowest cost possible for our members. One of the ways we achieve… Read More»

Vacation planned? Save energy while you’re away!

Summer is a great time to get away for some rest and relaxation with family and friends. Whether you’re planning a cross-country road trip, a relaxing beach getaway or a big family reunion, don’t forget to prepare your home so that you can save energy and money while you’re away.… Read More»