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  • Efficiency Smart Introduces Heat Pump Rebates for Oberlin Municipal Light & Power Customers

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    Efficiency Smart has introduced a new $100 rebate on qualifying air source heat pumps and a $750 rebate on qualifying cold climate air source heat pumps for Oberlin Municipal Light & Power customers.

    Heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, making them a good option for homeowners planning on replacing their HVAC systems. Heat pumps work by drawing heat from the environment and moving it indoors to heat homes or outdoors to cool it. Heat pumps help maintain a constant temperature, which can make your home comfortable year-round.

    Efficient air source heat pumps can reduce electric use for heating by 50 percent compared to electric resistance heating. Cold climate air source heat pumps are even more efficient, as they are designed to handle temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit without the need for supplemental heating. Heat pumps can also reduce cooling costs, as they use less energy than typical room air conditioners.

    Customers can learn more about the new rebates by visiting www.efficiencysmart.org/oberlin-ohio and selecting “Product Rebates” or by calling 877-889-3777.

  • Efficiency Smart Introduces Heat Pump Rebates for City of St. Marys Municipal Electric System Customers

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    Efficiency Smart has introduced a new $100 rebate on qualifying air source heat pumps and a $750 rebate on qualifying cold climate air source heat pumps for City of St. Marys Municipal Electric System customers.

    Heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, making them a good option for homeowners planning on replacing their HVAC systems. Heat pumps work by drawing heat from the environment and moving it indoors to heat homes or outdoors to cool it. Heat pumps help maintain a constant temperature, which can make your home comfortable year-round.

    Efficient air source heat pumps can reduce electric use for heating by 50 percent compared to electric resistance heating. Cold climate air source heat pumps are even more efficient, as they are designed to handle temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit without the need for supplemental heating. Heat pumps can also reduce cooling costs, as they use less energy than typical room air conditioners.

    Customers can learn more about the new rebates by visiting www.efficiencysmart.org/st-marys-ohio and selecting “Product Rebates” or by calling 877-889-3777.

  • Efficiency Smart Introduces Heat Pump Rebates for City of Wadsworth Electric and Communication Customers

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    Efficiency Smart has introduced a new $100 rebate on qualifying air source heat pumps and a $750 rebate on qualifying cold climate air source heat pumps for City of Wadsworth Electric and Communication customers.

    Heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, making them a good option for homeowners planning on replacing their HVAC systems. Heat pumps work by drawing heat from the environment and moving it indoors to heat homes or outdoors to cool it. Heat pumps help maintain a constant temperature, which can make your home comfortable year-round.

    Efficient air source heat pumps can reduce electric use for heating by 50 percent compared to electric resistance heating. Cold climate air source heat pumps are even more efficient, as they are designed to handle temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit without the need for supplemental heating. Heat pumps can also reduce cooling costs, as they use less energy than typical room air conditioners.

    Customers can learn more about the new rebates by visiting www.efficiencysmart.org/wadsworth-ohio and selecting “Product Rebates” or by calling 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Increased Residential Rebates Through the End of 2021

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    Efficiency Smart’s Home Energy Rebates program provides money back on qualifying products that can help you save energy and money.

    Now, you can save even more with increased rebates on the following products:

    • Smart Thermostats: Now $100
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Now $300
    • Dehumidifiers: Now $30

    The increased rebate amounts are valid through the end of the year. To see a list of qualifying models or all available rebates, visit the Home Energy Rebates page or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Ten Energy Saving Tips for Energy Efficiency Day

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    October 2 marks the fourth annual Energy Efficiency Day, a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency. In recognition of Energy Efficiency Day, Efficiency Smart offers the following ten tips to help you save energy and money during the colder months of the year.

    • Light Your Home Efficiently: You can save $15 annually by replacing your most frequently used lightbulb with an ENERGY STAR® certified LED, or by just turning off one 60-watt incandescent lightbulb that would otherwise be left on for eight hours a day. The more incandescent lightbulbs you replace with LEDs, the more you can save.  
    • Keep Warm Air In: One of the best ways to save energy during the winter is to keep cold air out and keep warm air inside your home. Caulk around windows and door frames, use weather stripping on exterior doors, and have a professional seal gaps where air can travel between the attic and your living space.
    • Set the Temperature: Set the temperature as low as comfortable when you are home. Consider installing an advanced thermostat to automatically lower your thermostat based on your occupancy and sleep schedule. If your home uses a heat pump, set the thermostat at a moderate temperature and leave it there. Heat pumps are most efficient at a consistent temperature.
    • Limit the Use of Space Heaters: Reduce or eliminate the use of space heaters and electric resistance heating, as these are some of the least efficient ways to keep your home warm.
    • Maintain Your HVAC System: Clean or change your furnace filters regularly. A dirty furnace filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep your home warm, which will cost you more money. If it’s been a few years since a technician last looked at your system, consider calling a professional to service or tune-up your unit to keep it running as efficiently as possible.
    • Look for the Energy Star® label: Available across more than 70 product categories, the ENERGY STAR label makes it easy to find products that have been independently certified to use less energy. Save even more with Efficiency Smart’s rebates.
    • Take Advantage of the Sun: Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close the curtains at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
    • Reduce Hot Water Use: Water heating accounts for a significant portion of your home’s energy bill. Installing low-flow showerheads and washing your clothes in cold water can help you reduce your hot water use. If your water heater’s thermostat lists temperatures, set its temperature between 120 and 125 degrees for safety and efficiency.
    • Use a Smart Power Strip:  Many electronics continue to use power, even when they are turned off. Plug electronics such as your television, video game systems, and desktop computers into a smart power strip. Smart power strips turn off devices that are plugged into them when they are not in use and help save you energy.
    • Ask for Advice: Efficiency Smart’s free Electric Bill Advice program can help customers of participating municipal electric systems learn more about their electric use and the steps they can take to reduce it. Visit www.efficiencysmart.org or call 877-889-3777 to learn more. 

    Efficiency Smart offers business and residential energy efficiency services to customers of participating municipal electric systems. More information about the services and financial incentives available through Efficiency Smart can be found at www.efficiencysmart.org or by calling 877-889-3777.

    To learn more about Energy Efficiency Day, visit www.energyefficiencyday.org    

     

  • Ten Tips to Save Energy in Honor of Energy Efficiency Day

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    October 6, 2021, marks the sixth annual national Energy Efficiency Day. The annual event brings awareness to the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, from saving money to healthier homes.

    In recognition of Energy Efficiency Day, Efficiency Smart offers the following 10 tips to save energy and money at home during the colder months of the year

    • Light Your Home Efficiently — Replacing your most frequently used lightbulbs with ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs can save you $15 annually per lightbulb.

     

    • Eliminate Air Leaks and Drafts — Caulk around windows and door frames, use weather stripping on exterior doors, and consider having a professional seal gaps where air can travel between the attic and your living space. This will help you save on heating costs and make you feel more comfortable during the cold winter months. 

     

    • Consider a Smart Thermostat — A smart thermostat can automatically lower your temperature settings based on your occupancy and sleep schedule.

     

    • Check Temperature Settings — If your home uses a heat pump, set the thermostat at a moderate temperature and leave it there. Heat pumps are most efficient at a consistent temperature.

     

    • Limit the Use of Space Heaters —Electric space heaters are less efficient than HVAC systems and only heat a small portion of a home. If you are using a space heater, make sure it is designed to heat the size of the room it’s used in, and look for one with thermostat and timer settings to save energy and prevent overheating.

     

    • Change Your Furnace Filter — Clean or change your furnace filter regularly. A dirty furnace filter will slow down air-flow and make the system work harder to keep your home warm, which will cost you more money.

    • Schedule Maintenance for Your Heating System — If it has been a few years since a technician last looked at your system, consider calling a professional to service or tune-up your unit to keep it running as efficiently as possible.

     

    • Look for the ENERGY STAR® label — Available across more than 70 product categories, the ENERGY STAR label makes it easy to find products that have been independently certified to use less energy. Save even more with Efficiency Smart’s rebates on eligible products.

     

    • Take Advantage of the Sun — Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close the curtains at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.

    • Reduce Hot Water Use —Water heating typically accounts for the largest portion of a home’s utility costs after heating and cooling. Installing low-flow showerheads and washing your clothes in cold water can help you reduce your hot water use.

    DEMEC’s Efficiency Smart program offers business and residential energy efficiency services to customers of participating municipal electric systems. More information about the services and financial incentives available through Efficiency Smart can be found at www.efficiencysmart.org or by calling 877-889-3777.

     

    To learn more about Energy Efficiency Day, visit www.energyefficiencyday.org   

  • Ten Tips to Save Energy in Honor of Energy Efficiency Day

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    October 6, 2021, marks the sixth annual national Energy Efficiency Day. The annual event brings awareness to the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, from saving money to healthier homes.

    In recognition of Energy Efficiency Day, Efficiency Smart offers the following 10 tips to save energy and money at home during the colder months of the year:

    • Light Your Home Efficiently — Replacing your most frequently used lightbulbs with ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs can save you $15 annually per lightbulb.

     

    • Eliminate Air Leaks and Drafts — Caulk around windows and door frames, use weather stripping on exterior doors, and consider having a professional seal gaps where air can travel between the attic and your living space. This will help you save on heating costs and make you feel more comfortable during the cold winter months. 

     

    • Consider a Smart Thermostat — A smart thermostat can automatically lower your temperature settings based on your occupancy and sleep schedule.

     

    • Check Temperature Settings — If your home uses a heat pump, set the thermostat at a moderate temperature and leave it there. Heat pumps are most efficient at a consistent temperature.

     

    • Limit the Use of Space Heaters —Electric space heaters are less efficient than HVAC systems and only heat a small portion of a home. If you are using a space heater, make sure it is designed to heat the size of the room it’s used in, and look for one with thermostat and timer settings to save energy and prevent overheating.

     

    • Change Your Furnace Filter — Clean or change your furnace filter regularly. A dirty furnace filter will slow down air-flow and make the system work harder to keep your home warm, which will cost you more money.

    • Schedule Maintenance for Your Heating System — If it has been a few years since a technician last looked at your system, consider calling a professional to service or tune-up your unit to keep it running as efficiently as possible.

     

    • Look for the ENERGY STAR® Label — Available across more than 70 product categories, the ENERGY STAR label makes it easy to find products that have been independently certified to use less energy. Save even more with Efficiency Smart’s rebates on eligible products.

    • Take Advantage of the Sun — Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close the curtains at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.

    • Reduce Hot Water Use —Water heating typically accounts for the largest portion of a home’s utility costs after heating and cooling. Installing low-flow showerheads and washing your clothes in cold water can help you reduce your hot water use.

    Efficiency Smart offers business and residential energy efficiency services to customers of participating municipal electric systems. More information about the services and financial incentives available through Efficiency Smart can be found at www.efficiencysmart.org or by calling 877-889-3777.

     

    To learn more about Energy Efficiency Day, visit www.energyefficiencyday.org   

  • Ten Energy Saving Tips for The Winter Months

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    Efficiency Smart offers the following ten tips to help you save energy and money during the colder months of the year:

    • Light Your Home Efficiently: You can save $15 annually by replacing your most frequently used lightbulb with an ENERGY STAR® certified LED, or by just turning off one 60-watt incandescent lightbulb that would otherwise be left on for eight hours a day. The more incandescent lightbulbs you replace with LEDs, the more you can save.  
    • Keep Warm Air In: One of the best ways to save energy during the winter is to keep cold air out and keep warm air inside your home. Caulk around windows and door frames, use weather stripping on exterior doors, and have a professional seal gaps where air can travel between the attic and your living space.
    • Set the Temperature: Set the temperature as low as comfortable when you are home. Consider installing an advanced thermostat to automatically lower your thermostat based on your occupancy and sleep schedule. If your home uses a heat pump, set the thermostat at a moderate temperature and leave it there. Heat pumps are most efficient at a consistent temperature.
    • Limit the Use of Space Heaters: Reduce or eliminate the use of space heaters and electric resistance heating, as these are some of the least efficient ways to keep your home warm.
    • Maintain Your HVAC System: Clean or change your furnace filters regularly. A dirty furnace filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep your home warm, which will cost you more money. If it’s been a few years since a technician last looked at your system, consider calling a professional to service or tune-up your unit to keep it running as efficiently as possible.
    • Look for the Energy Star® label: Available across more than 70 product categories, the ENERGY STAR label makes it easy to find products that have been independently certified to use less energy. Save even more with Efficiency Smart’s rebates.
    • Take Advantage of the Sun: Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close the curtains at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
    • Reduce Hot Water Use: Water heating accounts for a significant portion of your home’s energy bill. Installing low-flow showerheads and washing your clothes in cold water can help you reduce your hot water use. If your water heater’s thermostat lists temperatures, set its temperature between 120 and 125 degrees for safety and efficiency.
    • Use a Smart Power Strip:  Many electronics continue to use power, even when they are turned off. Plug electronics such as your television, video game systems, and desktop computers into a smart power strip. Smart power strips turn off devices that are plugged into them when they are not in use and help save you energy.
    • Ask for Advice: Efficiency Smart’s free Electric Bill Advice program can help customers of participating municipal electric systems learn more about their electric use and the steps they can take to reduce it. Visit www.efficiencysmart.org or call 877-889-3777 to learn more.   

    Efficiency Smart offers business and residential energy efficiency services to customers of participating municipal electric systems. More information about the services and financial incentives available through Efficiency Smart can be found at www.efficiencysmart.org or by calling 877-889-3777.

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    Efficiency Smart helps residents, businesses and communities use less energy and save money through energy efficiency services. Since its launch in 2011, it has served more than 60 communities in multiple states. Efficiency Smart was established by American Municipal Power for the benefit of its member communities. Efficiency Smart was brought to Delaware through the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation’s Energy Efficiency Program for the benefit of its member communities. It is administered under contract with VEIC. Operations are based in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Ten Energy Saving Tips for Energy Efficiency Day

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    Wednesday, October 7 marks the fifth annual national Energy Efficiency Day, a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency.

     In recognition of Energy Efficiency Day, Efficiency Smart and DEMEC offer the following ten energy saving tips to save energy and money at home: 

    • Light Your Home Efficiently: Spending more time at home means keeping lights on longer, which can increase your electric costs. Replacing your most frequently used lightbulbs with ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs can save you $15 annually per lightbulb.
    • Keep Warm Air In: Now is a great time to get your home ready for the upcoming winter season.  Caulk around windows and door frames, use weather stripping on exterior doors, and consider having a professional seal gaps where air can travel between the attic and your living space. This will help you save on heating costs and make you feel more comfortable during the cold winter months.  
    • Check Temperature Settings: Set the temperature as low as is comfortable when you are home to save on heating costs. Consider installing an advanced thermostat to automatically lower your thermostat based on your occupancy and sleep schedule. If your home uses a heat pump, set the thermostat at a moderate temperature and leave it there. Heat pumps are most efficient at a consistent temperature.
    • Limit the Use of Space Heaters: Reduce or eliminate the use of electric space heaters, as they are one of the least efficient ways to heat your home. Electric space heaters are less efficient than HVAC systems, and only heat a small portion of a home. If you are using a space heater, make sure it is designed to heat the size of room it’s used in, and look for one with thermostat and timer settings to save energy and prevent overheating.
    • Maintain Your HVAC System: Clean or change your furnace filters regularly. A dirty furnace filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep your home warm, which will cost you more money. If it has been a few years since a technician last looked at your system, consider calling a professional to service or tune-up your unit to keep it running as efficiently as possible.
    • Look for the Energy Star® label: Available across more than 70 product categories, the ENERGY STAR label makes it easy to find products that have been independently certified to use less energy. Save even more with Efficiency Smart’s rebates on eligible products.
    • Take Advantage of the Sun: Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close the curtains at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
    • Reduce Hot Water Use: Water heating typically accounts for the largest portion of a home’s utility costs after heating and cooling. Installing low-flow showerheads and washing your clothes in cold water can help you reduce your hot water use. If your water heater’s thermostat lists temperatures, set the temperature between 120 and 125 degrees for safety and efficiency.
    • Use a Smart Power Strip: Many electronics continue to use power when they are turned off. Plug electronics such as your television, video game systems, and computers into a smart power strip. They can detect when a device is in standby mode and cut off power to prevent wasting energy.

    Efficiency Smart offers business and residential energy efficiency services to DEMEC Member Community electric customers. More information about the services and financial incentives available through Efficiency Smart can be found at www.efficiencysmart.org or by calling 877-889-3777.

     

    To learn more about Energy Efficiency Day, visit www.energyefficiencyday.org    

  • Energy Saving Tips for Energy Efficiency Day

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    Wednesday, October 7 marks the fifth annual national Energy Efficiency Day, a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency.

     In recognition of Energy Efficiency Day, Efficiency Smart offers the following ten energy saving tips to save energy and money at home:

    • Light Your Home Efficiently: Spending more time at home means keeping lights on longer, which can increase your electric costs. Replacing your most frequently used lightbulbs with ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs can save you $15 annually per lightbulb.
    • Keep Warm Air In: Now is a great time to get your home ready for the upcoming winter season.  Caulk around windows and door frames, use weather stripping on exterior doors, and consider having a professional seal gaps where air can travel between the attic and your living space. This will help you save on heating costs and make you feel more comfortable during the cold winter months. 
    • Check Temperature Settings: Set the temperature as low as is comfortable when you are home to save on heating costs. Consider installing an advanced thermostat to automatically lower your thermostat based on your occupancy and sleep schedule. If your home uses a heat pump, set the thermostat at a moderate temperature and leave it there. Heat pumps are most efficient at a consistent temperature.
    • Limit the Use of Space Heaters: Reduce or eliminate the use of electric space heaters, as they are one of the least efficient ways to heat your home. Electric space heaters are less efficient than HVAC systems, and only heat a small portion of a home. If you are using a space heater, make sure it is designed to heat the size of room it’s used in, and look for one with thermostat and timer settings to save energy and prevent overheating.
    • Maintain Your HVAC System: Clean or change your furnace filters regularly. A dirty furnace filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep your home warm, which will cost you more money. If it has been a few years since a technician last looked at your system, consider calling a professional to service or tune-up your unit to keep it running as efficiently as possible.
    • Look for the Energy Star® label: Available across more than 70 product categories, the ENERGY STAR label makes it easy to find products that have been independently certified to use less energy. Save even more with Efficiency Smart’s rebates on eligible products.
    • Take Advantage of the Sun: Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close the curtains at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
    • Reduce Hot Water Use: Water heating typically accounts for the largest portion of a home’s utility costs after heating and cooling. Installing low-flow showerheads and washing your clothes in cold water can help you reduce your hot water use. If your water heater’s thermostat lists temperatures, set the temperature between 120 and 125 degrees for safety and efficiency.
    • Use a Smart Power Strip: Many electronics continue to use power when they are turned off. Plug electronics such as your television, video game systems, and computers into a smart power strip. They can detect when a device is in standby mode and cut off power to prevent wasting energy.

    Efficiency Smart offers business and residential energy efficiency services to customers of participating municipal electric systems. More information about the services and financial incentives available through Efficiency Smart can be found at www.efficiencysmart.org or by calling 877-889-3777.

    To learn more about Energy Efficiency Day, visit www.energyefficiencyday.org    

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Far Corner

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Far Corner on November 11

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Far Corner on November 11

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Register-Herald

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Register-Herald on November 13

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Morning Journal

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Morning Journal on November 13

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Sentinel-Tribune.

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Sentinel-Tribune on November 13

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Sidney Daily News

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Sidney Daily News on November 13

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Bellefontaine Examiner

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Bellefontaine Examiner on November 14

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Community Post

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Community Post on November 14

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Village Reporter

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Village Reporter on November 13

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Norhwest Signal

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Northwest Signal on November 14

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Tribune Chronicle

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Tribune Chronicle on November 14

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Community Guide

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Community Guide on November 14

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Community Guide- November 14

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Community Guide on November 14

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Evening Leader

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Evening Leader on November 13

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Versailles Policy

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Versailles Policy on November 13