Energy Efficiency Tips

Freezing temps grip the mid-state, MTEMC has tips to help

As the temperature continues to drop in the area and more cold days forecast, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation officials are reminding members there are precautions to keep their homes warm while minimizing the impact on their electric bills.

“When the cold weather like this hits, it’s easy to raise the thermostat, but doing that also raises your electric bill,” said MTEMC Communications Coordinator Josh Clendenen. “There are a number of things you can do that can reduce your energy usage both now when the cold weather is here as well as in the future.”

Cool Down Your Water To Save Money

Save yourself some money by setting your water heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees. One and two person households could further benefit by dropping their thermostat to 115 degrees. This helps cut down on the amount energy that you are using and helps prevent the corrosion of your pipes. Not only that, but a lower temperature will prevent any scalding when you turn the hot water on full blast.

Christmas Energy Efficiency

‘Tis the season to be festive, and that usually means stringing up hundreds of twinkling lights to create a welcoming glow on dark winter nights. Some people view the holiday season as their chance to go all out with regard to decorating their homes with an abundance of lights, inflatable lawn ornaments and maybe even some mechanical figures.