Fall is coming! Are you ready?

Fall tree

Can you feel it in the air? Fall is just around the corner and with it comes the reminder that as the seasons change, your home energy habits should change too. As your trusted energy advisor, Piedmont Electric is here to help you maximize energy efficiency in your home during every season.

Schedule a free home energy analysis
One of the perks of being a member is that you have access to a free home energy analysis, performed by one of our energy specialists. Our specialist will look around your home and make suggestions for energy efficiency improvements. This includes looking at your HVAC system, attic insulation, windows, doors and more. To schedule your free home energy analysis, call 800.222.3107 or visit pemc.coop/home-energy-analysis.

Use our online energy advisor tool
For specific advice on improving your home’s efficiency, try our free online home energy advisor tool. This interactive program asks you questions about your home such as the square footage, average thermostat settings and types of appliances to give you a detailed analysis about how to make improvements and save on your monthly bill. For quick and accurate savings information, plug in your account number and see how you can save! To get your free analysis, visit pemc.coop/analyze-my-bill.

Apply simple energy efficiency tips
Additionally, making changes to your energy use habits can be an effective way to lower your bill. As the weather cools down, we recommend implementing these small changes around your home:

  • Fill small gaps around doors and windows with caulk to prevent outdoor air from coming into your home, which causes your HVAC system to run longer.
  • Upgrade to a Nest or Ecobee smart thermostat and join our smart thermostat savings program. Learn about the four ways you’ll save at pemc.coop/thermostat.
  • Use an insulation blanket around your water heater to reduce heat loss.
  • Change the air filters in your home once a month to keep your HVAC system running efficiently. By taking advantage of these tools and tips, you can have peace of mind that your home is ready for the cooler months ahead.