With the start of a new year, many of us are getting back to the gym, eating more vegetables and saving more money. Unfortunately, even though we have the best intentions, statistically most resolutions fail by February.
Let Piedmont Electric help you keep your money-saving resolution this year by joining our energy-saving programs!
Our time-of-day rate program makes it easy to save money because you don’t necessarily use less energy, you just need to shift your energy use to different times of the day. With a time-of-day rate, you pay a lower rate for the energy you use during off-peak hours which include holidays, weekends and most weekday hours.
In the winter, you’ll want to avoid energy use during on-peak hours from 6-10 am, while in the summer, you’ll avoid using energy from 1-6 pm.
Sign up for a time-of-day rate by visiting pemc.coop/timeofday.
Water heater load management
When you sign up for our water heater load management program we’ll install a switch on your water heater tank to limit the energy used to heat your water during peak hours on the weekdays.
When we need to control on peak days, we limit the control of the water heater to no more than 4 hours on cold winter mornings and 6 hours on hot summer afternoons (except for peak load emergencies).
Members receive a $1/month credit on their bill for joining the program. And best of all, your water heater tank keeps a reserve of hot water, so most participants don’t even notice when we control the tank. Learn more at: pemc.coop/load-management.
Smart thermostat savings program
Members who sign up for our smart thermostat savings program with their Nest or Ecobee smart thermostat will receive a $50 rebate plus monthly bill credits in the summer. Learn more about the benefits of this program by visiting pemc.coop/thermostat.
For even more ways to save, visit pemc.coop/save-energy-money.