Energy Advice and Education to power North Carolina - Carolina Country

Your Energy

Take control of the energy you use with these tips, programs and trends.

Shade for savings

Strategic plantings can prune your electric bill

A balancing act

How to balance air movement among rooms when doors are closed

Lighting outdoor spaces

Keep energy costs in focus when selecting lighting for entertaining and security

In the kitchen

Heat up your energy savings with these cooking tips

Taming “phantom loads”

Control energy used by appliances and electronics that stay on even when not in use

How to handle food after a power outage

Using thermometers in your fridge and freezer is a good idea

Keeping rooms warm

Before running an electric space heater, make sure your heating system is in good working order

What you should know about electric space heaters

They can add warmth in some spaces, but they can’t be a primary heat source for a house