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Ways to Save

Save Energy This Winter

Prepare your home for cold weather with these Winter Energy-Saving Tips to help keep your electric bills under control and your family warm when temperatures drop.

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Complete a do-it-yourself Energy Audit and receive a free energy conservation kit in the mail. 

 
 
Request an In-Home Energy Evaluation from a certified evaluator and earn cash incentives for improvements.

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 for energy-efficient improvements.

Energy Saving Tips

There are simple things you can do cut your energy usage at home. Check out our Energy Saving Tips for no to low- cost tips that save big in the long run. Ways to Save for Renters.

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.

 

How tight are my windows?

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 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. 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.

Phantom Load

Many electronics continue to use energy even after they are turned off. It’s what we call phantom load, and it accounts for approximately 43 billion kilowatt hours of wasted electricity.