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Energy Saving Tips

Posted By MVEC On September 20, 2011 @ 4:30 pm In | No Comments

Stay on top of your cooling strategy! Below are a few ideas:
  • Set thermostat temp slightly higher than normal and start your cooling process early in the day.
  • Consider upgrading windows or adding insulation if home warms more than a few degrees during a control period  [1]– this is long term savings.
  • Do voluntary load reduction (dishwasher, washer, dryer, pool pumps, etc.) during peak use times (5-10 p.m.) whenever temperatures are above 90 degrees.
  • Keep your cooling system cleaned and tuned each year. MVEC offers a $25 rebate [2]for AC and air source heat pump tune-ups. Maintained units deliver the most cooling and dehumidification and help keep the home cooler during load control.

what a dollar buys [3]

Through education, changing your habits and implementing energy efficient products, you have the power to control your energy costs. Below are some resources for energy savings:

101 Easy Ways to Save Energy and Money [4] (PDF)

SmartHub [5]

Energy Star [6]

Energy Wise Programs [7]

Home Energy Savings Guide [8]

Energy Wise MN [9]

Together We Save  [10]

U.S. Department of Energy [11]

EnergySavers.com [12]


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[1] control period : http://www.mvec.net/residential/load-control/

[2] $25 rebate : http://www.mvec.net/residential/efficiency-rebates/

[3] Image: http://www.mvec.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ElectricityWhatDollarBuys.jpg

[4] 101 Easy Ways to Save Energy and Money: http://www.mvec.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/101Ways_LoRez.pdf

[5] SmartHub: https://mvec.smarthub.coop/

[6] Energy Star: http://www.energystar.gov/

[7] Energy Wise Programs: http://www.mvec.net/residential/energy-wise/

[8] Home Energy Savings Guide : http://www.mvec.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/home-energy-savings-guide.pdf

[9] Energy Wise MN: http://www.energywisemn.com/

[10] Together We Save : http://www.togetherwesave.com/

[11] U.S. Department of Energy: http://www.energysavers.gov/

[12] Image: http://energysavers.coop?affid=35240

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