At the start of a new year, it’s natural to think about changes for improvement. Here at EnergyUnited, we are excited to continue building on the progress we’ve made over the last several years.
We appreciate member feedback and use it to help guide our business decisions. One thing we hear most consistently is that our members want to find ways to lower their monthly bills. As a result, one of our top goals over the last year was to expand the tools and programs we offer that help you manage and save energy in your daily lives. We look forward to adding even more new insights and tools for our members to manage and save energy in 2018 and beyond.
We understand that the tools we offer are only effective when put into use, which is why we want to pass on a story from the Anderson family, members who shared with us their recent experience using some of our energy and money-saving tools.
A Member’s Experience
My name is Greg Anderson, and I’ve been a member of EnergyUnited for nine years. With two teenagers in the house, my wife, Julie, and I are putting funds away for college and always looking for ways to save money.
A few months ago, I was on EnergyUnited.com to pay my bill and I noticed a link to the Home Efficiency Analysis Tool (HEAT) to help determine my home’s energy efficiency. I clicked through the prompts and entered specific details about our home, like the year it was built, type of home, square footage and the number of people living in the house.
In less than five minutes, I was given a list of projects that could be done around my home to help improve its energy efficiency. There were projects for my attic, living space, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and water heater system.
HEAT suggested a variety of updates that could be done to help us save, with full instructions for each project. Each set of instructions included the skill level, tools and materials needed to get started, as well as the cost-benefit of each project.
Julie and I sat down and decided on a few projects that would be easy to tackle over a few months. We decided that our first projects would be sealing air leaks in the attic and replacing our light bulbs with more energy efficient ones.
I had remembered seeing a link on EnergyUnited.com about a new online store, so I read a little more about it and realized that I could purchase new replacement LED light bulbs directly online from the EnergyUnited Energy Efficiency store. Best of all, the store offers free shipping!
After completing those two projects, we started to notice the impact it had on our monthly bill. Once another few months had passed, we revisited our HEAT suggestions and decided to make the switch to a tankless water heater. Based on the information provided about the project, we knew this change had a high cost-benefit.
It was easy and convenient to make these updates to our home, and I know we’ll continue to see the effects on our bill in the future.
Thanks, EnergyUnited, for making it easy for our family to manage our energy use. We have more home energy efficiency projects planned for the coming months so we can continue saving.
EnergyUnited Listens to You
At EnergyUnited, our members’ priorities are our priorities. We encourage you to provide feedback and send in your success stories, like the Andersons have. We are committed to providing you with safe, reliable and affordable energy services and will continue to give you access to tools that can help you manage your energy.
If you’re like the Anderson family and are looking for ways to control your energy usage and lower your monthly bill, analyzing your home using HEAT is a great place to start! It will give you actionable suggestions, specific to your house, based on the data you enter.
The Andersons started with two easy and effective ways to make their home more energy efficient. Other suggestions HEAT may provide include upgrading to ENERGY STAR home appliances or installing a smart thermostat.
You can access HEAT and view more energy efficiency ideas on EnergyUnited's website.