using electricity to make your home livable or to run your business,
the most sustainable way to use energy is to use as little as necessary
to meet your needs.
efficiently is also the most cost effective way to reduce reliance
on fossil fuels and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
|With this in
mind, Platte River and its member municipal utilities offer assistance
to help you save energy, save money and protect the environment.
||Beginning January 2012, federal legislation will require
common incandescent light bulbs to be more efficient. To ease the
we created the chart below that shows what bulbs you need to replace
and when, as well as energy efficient replacement options that are
currently available. Why wait? Start saving energy and money today!
Choices to Save You Money (Outside link - will open
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This U.S. Department
of Energy site on energy efficiency and renewable energy provides
additional lighting options for your home.
Keeping cool indoors when it is hot outdoors can
be a challenge. The sun beating down on your home causes indoor
temperatures to rise
to uncomfortable levels. Air conditioning provides some relief. But
the initial cost of installing an air conditioner and
the electricity costs to run it can be high.
There are alternatives to air conditioning. This publication
provides some common sense suggestions and low-cost retrofit
to help you "keep your cool" -- and save electricity.