Ways to Save
Save Energy This Winter
Prepare your home for cold weather with these Winter Energy-Saving Tips to help keep your winter electric bills under control and your family warm when temperatures drop.
NES "How-To" Videos
How can I better understand my monthly electric bill?
Use the PowerWise Bill Analyzer to calculate your home's energy usage and identify where you can save.
How well is my home insulated?
If you can see your ceiling joists, you need to increase the amount of insulation in your attic. Attic insulation should have at least an R-30 rating. Learn How to Insulate Your Attic Access with our how-to video on YouTube.
How tight are my windows? Are they single pane?
Single pane windows should be replaced with double pane, Low E windows with a U value between .30 and .39.
How efficient is my central heat & air conditioning unit?
Units that are 10-15 years old aren’t very energy efficient. In the cooling mode, energy efficiency is based on the unit’s SEER or EER. Anything greater than 10 is good, 12 is better. As of January 2006, the minimum requirement is a SEER 13. In the heating mode, look for the HSPF for heat pumps or COPS for geothermal systems. The higher the number, the more you will save. Learn more about Efficient Heating & Cooling.
Rebates & Incentives
Making energy efficient upgrades can reduce your electric bills and improve the level of comfort in your home or business. NES offers rebates, incentives and low-interest financing.
Energy Saving Tips