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May 25, 2013
Scorching temperatures and high electric bills don’t need to arrive hand-in-hand this summer.
Electric power associations in Mississippi are committed to providing you with not only safe and reliable electric service, but also with information you need to save energy and keep electric bills affordable when the heat is on.
One of the most powerful tools in our energy-saving arsenal is TogetherWeSave.com. The website offers nine applications focusing on different actions that, once completed, show an actual savings calculation. For example, in the “Lower Your Water Heater Temperature” application, you can virtually adjust the temperature setting on the water heater dial to see a projection of how much money you could save by doing just that.
Take the Virtual Home Tour on TogetherWeSave.com to find even more ways to cut costs. You will “walk” through a home’s family room, kitchen, laundry room, bedroom, basement and attic. Each area reveals at least two actions you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency. As you move through the room and complete the suggested changes, you will see a running tally of potential energy dollar savings.
You’ll also find information specific to manufactured homes, as well as a link for downloading a free copy of “Manufactured Homes: Saving Money by Saving Energy,” a guide from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The website also provides access to the Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives TV Web Portal where you can view short energy efficiency videos. It asks for your zip code to make sure you get information appropriate to local weather conditions.
You can even connect with other energy-conscious members in the “Share Your Story” forum. Let others know about what you are doing to be more efficient, and learn from their experiences, too. I like reading how other people made simple changes that actually helped reduce their energy costs. Many of them started simply by installing CFLs in their lamps and light fixtures and unplugging any appliance not in use, including computers and televisions.
Electric cooperative members from across the country have already visited TogetherWeSave.com and collectively saved an estimated $40 million by making small energy-related changes at home.
We want to help you reach your energy-saving goals. So go ahead—flip off a switch, lower the blinds, raise the temperature on your thermostat and visit TogetherWeSave.com to find out how little changes can cool off your electric bill. Don’t miss out on this free, informative and effective energy saving tool.
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