The ball has dropped, the confetti has been cleaned up and we’re at the start of a brand new year. If you’re looking for ways to save more money, your co-op is here to help!
We’ve created this handy checklist of our favorite energy-saving programs that help put money back in your wallet. Once you sign up for a program, check it off your list and you’ll be one step closer to reaching your money-saving goals.
Time-of-day rates: Receive half price power for the energy you use during off-peak hours with a time-of-day rate. With this rate, you simply shift when you use energy in order to save big. On average, members save more than $20 per month with this program, plus you can try it risk-free for a year! Sign up at pemc.coop/timeofday.
Smart thermostat savings program: If you have a Nest thermostat, you can lower your monthly bill by allowing Piedmont Electric to make slight adjustments to your thermostat via in-home Wi-Fi on very hot summer afternoons. However, you always have the option to change your thermostat back at any time. In addition to bill credits from June through September and reduced energy use, you’ll receive a $50 rebate just for signing up for the program. Sign up at pemc.coop/thermostat.
Load management – air conditioning: One of our easiest ways to save is by joining our AC load management program. You’ll receive a monthly bill credit between $2.50 and $7.50 from June through September, plus you’ll save on energy costs! We’ll set up your air conditioner compressor to automatically cycle on and off during very hot summer afternoons and your HVAC fan will continue to run to keep you comfortable. Sign up at pemc.coop/load-management.
Load management – water heater: You’ll receive a $1 monthly bill credit and enjoy lower energy costs when you let us help you manage your water heater’s energy use. With this program, Piedmont Electric will turn off your water heater during hot summer afternoons and cold winter mornings. You likely won’t even notice when your water heater is turned off as it holds a reserve of hot water, but you will notice the savings! Sign up at pemc.coop/load-management.
Using a space heater can help keep you cozy and warm during the winter. But, how much does it really cost to use it? Visit pemc.coop/tools to use our free space heater calculator today. Remember to keep space heaters away from flammable objects and always turn them off when you leave the room. Save even more by using your ceiling fans in a slow, clockwise motion to bring heated air down from the ceiling. Remember to always turn off your ceiling fans when leaving the room.