Energy Efficiency

Great Tips From ReTweets

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Save money and energy by lowering your water heater thermostat. A setting of 120° F is fine for most homes. Never run your generator indoors or in your garage. Generators should only be run in a well-ventilated area. Turn off kitchen, bathroom and other ventilating fans as soon as they are no longer needed. Lowering […]

Energy Tips for Your Home’s Attic

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Some of the biggest air leaks in your home can often be traced to the attic, resulting in sky-high energy bills and a house that’s too warm in summer, and too cold in winter. However, the good news is that the attic is one of the easier rooms to insulate and air seal, leading to […]

Energy Tips for Your Home’s Exterior

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Garage The door leading from the outside or garage into the house is a common area for air leakage. By installing a door sweep to seal the gap here, you can prevent conditioned inside air from escaping while blocking outside air from getting in. This helps keep the indoor living space comfortable and energy bills […]

Jeff’s Tips – Summertime Safety

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

We’ll be in full blown summer shortly. Here are a few tips on how to enjoy this season and stay safe. Put safety first! When using electrical tools, never pull cords through wet areas: in grass or around the pool. Power equipment and even hand tools can cause serious injury. Limit distractions, use equipment properly, […]

Take Care When Installing Programmable Thermostats

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Programmable thermostats, when used correctly, have the potential to save up to $180 a year on your heating and cooling costs, according to ENERGYSTAR.gov. If you’re considering purchasing a programmable thermostat, it’s important to install and program it correctly save the most energy and money. Installation First, your thermostat should be situated on an interior […]

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Tune In to TV Energy Savings

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

So you’ve bought an ENERGY STAR-qualified TV to save energy. But there’s even more you can do to boost your TV’s efficiency. Here’s a tip from Pee Dee Electric that can help you save energy—and money. TVs are bigger than they used to be. And some of the largest ones can use as much electricity […]

Give Your Home’s Energy Use a Vacation When You’re on Vacation

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Going on vacation? Even if you plan to be away just a few days, you can save energy in your home when you travel. Here’s a tip from Pee Dee Electric that can give your utility bill a break when you take a break. Water Heater. Turn down the temperature, so it doesn’t keep the […]

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