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Energy-Saving Resources

Tips to help save energy & control your electric bill throughout the year

It’s no secret that energy prices are on the rise and the amount of non-renewable energy resources, such as coal and natural gas, are on the decline. We all need to use what energy sources we have in the most efficient way we can. The energy savings tips and resources offered here can help you do that.  Little changes do make a difference


Start saving energy today

Saving energy is saving money and can be a fun activity to engage your friends and family. Tactics to save energy come in all shapes and sizes, including steps you can take today at no cost. Energy efficiency also increases the comfortability of your home, and makes larger projects worth the investment.

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Home energy calculator

South Central Power has teamed up with Buckeye Power and Apogee, Inc. to provide a residential energy bill calculator. This calculator should be used only to compare the effects of energy use for different construction methods, appliance types and heating and cooling systems.

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Stretch your energy dollar

Did you know that water heaters should be set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit? Each 10 degree reduction in the water temperature setting cuts the heater’s energy consumption by 3-5%.

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Manage energy usage in summer & winter

Learn ways to manage your electric bill in the summer and winter months. Get an idea of which appliances are using the most electricity in your home.

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Ask your Energy Advisor

Making the right choice can mean saving energy and money. As a member-owner of a your local cooperative, you have access to energy-saving tips and information.

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Energy efficiency for manufactured homes

Take steps to help manage energy costs and increase comfort in your manufactured home.

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Staying comfortable at home often means turning up the heat or air conditioning. But comfort can be costly if your home is not properly sealed from the elements.


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Additional resources

This do-it-yourself check list will help you spot potential areas in your home that may need attention.



The first web-based do-it-yourself energy audit tool sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.