We want to encourage members to save energy with your actions and your purchases.
We can achieve a lot of energy conservation by our behaviors, such as turning off lights and electronics when not in use or not leaving refrigerator doors open, etc.
But the bigger gains in energy efficiency come in the decision we make as consumers. Buying LED light bulbs for example are much more energy efficient that older style incandescent bulbs. Also, buying energy efficient washing machines, dishwashers, fridges and so on makes a big difference.
Energy Audits: Make your home more energy efficient with a Home Energy Audit
Getting the most for your energy dollar is important. You want a comfortable home with good indoor air quality and reasonable energy bills. Southern Rivers Energy offers a wealth of energy efficiency information here on our website; however, for homes with greater challenges, it might be time to call in the experts. Southern Rivers Energy offers members a complimentary comprehensive analysis of your home.
Sign up online using the link below or call 877-358-1383, ext. 349 to schedule an energy audit for your home. Our home energy audits usually last 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size of the home, and include a walk-through inspection of the home's insulation, HVAC system, duct work, water heater, air infiltration areas (windows and doors) and attic ventilation by SRE’s Energy Services Specialist.
Energy Efficiency Rebates
To help make our members' homes more energy efficient, Southern Rivers Energy offers a $500 rebate for replacing a gas furnace with a new 15 SEER or higher total electric heat pump. You can also earn $250 for replacing your gas water heater with a total electric system of 40 gallons or greater. To qualify, you must call SRE to come and verify operability of equipment BEFORE it is replaced.
Loan Program for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Today is the perfect day for an upgrade! Southern Rivers Energy can help finance energy-efficient upgrades with a HomePlus Loan with rates as low as 7.99% APR. Loans are financed through Go Energy Financial Credit Union, you will receive a packet from them with repayment options.Some eligible items include: ENERGY STAR-rated heating and cooling systems, ENERGY STAR-rated water heaters, windows, doors and major appliances.
101 Ways to Save Energy Around Your House
Everything you do—from flipping a switch to upgrading your lighting—can add up to big savings for you. So take your pick and save your money. Explore these 101 easy solutions to save energy and money.
You have the power to control your energy usage and your costs, and Southern Rivers Energy is committed to helping you do just that! Making simple changes around the house can make a big difference in your power bill. You can find home and business-specific energy saving tips below or visit TouchstoneEnergy.com/energy-solutions for a host of information on how to save energy and money.
You can also perform your own energy online using our Home Energy Calculator or visit our Energy Resource Center for a host of information about how to make your home as energy-efficient as possible.