Grow your summer energy savings

Fulton County REMC can help you save money

Posted on May 27 2024 in Fulton County REMC

Andrew Horstman

One of my favorite things about summer is the opportunity for fresh, homegrown food, whether shopping at the local farmers market or sharing the abundance of garden tomatoes with a neighbor. It’s amazing how just a few seeds, some fertilizer, and water can turn into a bounty.

When I think about energy efficiency, I think about that bounty of food and how you can use less electricity with just a few simple actions and reap the rewards of energy savings.

You don’t need to be a farmer or botanist to know that plants need water — just like you don’t have to be a lineworker or engineer to know that adjusting the thermostat or turning off lights can reduce your monthly electric bill. If you read Fulton County REMC’s publications regularly and follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you know there are many things you can do at home to save electricity and money.

Summer months bring some of the highest energy bills of the year. But why? Cooling your home accounts for a large portion of your monthly energy use, and the hotter it gets, the harder (and longer) your air conditioner works to keep you cool.

There are several ways you can manage energy use at home, and on the next page, we’re providing a few tips that can help grow your summer energy savings.

But I’d also like to share a few ways we’re here to help you save — not only during the dog days of summer but throughout the year.

One of the great things about being part of Fulton County REMC is that we’re locally owned by you, our members. So, instead of making profits, we can focus on helping our community. That’s why we’ve developed incentives and programs to help you keep your money in your wallet.


  • Rebates: FCREMC offers rebates as a way to give you money back for efficient equipment you purchase, like heat pumps and water heaters. Many of our rebates can be claimed by simply filling out a form. Find a list of all our rebates at
  • Energy audits: Our energy advisors can determine the overall efficiency of your home and help you with ways to improve it.
  • Take control of your use: Use SmartHub to track your energy use. You can even get alerts when your use spikes so you can make changes in real-time.

Most people don’t know everything about electricity, so we’re here to help. There are no investors making profits here. Just knowledgeable people with local jobs, working for our neighbors to ensure electricity is available when you need it. Contact us, and we can work with you to find more ways to save energy — and money.