Category: Energy Efficiency

Include Home Energy Savings in Summer Vacation Plans

Many people have a misconception that when they leave their home to go on a vacation, their energy bill will go down. However, automatic power users like the water heater and air conditioner still use energy even when you’re away. Consider making these adjustments before you leave town to give your… Read More»

Manage your Energy Bill with a Programmable Thermostat

  Check out these tips to take control of your electric bill with a programmable thermostat: In the summer months, simply raise your programmable thermostat 7–10°F for 8 hours, during work or sleeping hours to save energy and money. Thermostat should be situated on an interior wall away from vents,… Read More»

5 Power Myths

You may have heard a number of “old wives tales” about how to save energy and money around your home. While some of the tips can help your electric bill, some of them can actually cost you efficiency, and raise your power bill. This month, Piedmont Electric is de-bunking 5… Read More»

Sign-up for these money and energy saving programs today!

A large part of Piedmont Electric’s power supply costs is determined by energy used during peak load periods.  That means when you participate in the programs below, you’re doing your part to help lower costs, not only for yourself, but for the whole cooperative. These money-saving programs are easy to… Read More»

Piedmont Electric Selects Earth Day Art Contest Winners

2014 Earth Day Art Contest Winners More Info About Contest: Each year, Piedmont EMC sponsors an Earth Day Art Contest for elementary school students K-5 at Schools in Piedmont EMC’s electric service area.  Participating elementary schools include: Pathways, New Hope, Grady Brown, Woodland, Stoney Creek, Emerson Waldorf and the Carolina Friends School.  Students from these schools submit… Read More»

Fall is Here…Get Prepared for Colder Weather

Between holiday houseguests and shorter, colder days, electric bills tend to climb in the winter. Read on for ways to save energy when the temperature drops. Lower your thermostat to 68 degrees (or lower): If you decrease the temperature by just one degree, you can save up to 5 percent… Read More»

Auditing Energy: Small Measures, Real Savings

No matter the age of your home, it could benefit from an energy audit. Piedmont Electric offers free home energy audits conducted by our Energy Specialists. But you can get started on your own in finding low-cost solutions that could save money on your monthly electric bill. First, ask yourself… Read More»