We’re helping you save

Posted on Jan 25 2018 in Clark County REMC

David A. Vince

At Clark County REMC, we are always looking for ways to help you save money on energy costs.

Heating and cooling accounts for nearly half of a home’s total monthly energy costs. With the low temperatures we’ve experienced over the last month, you may see an increase in your electric bill. Weather plays a big role in heating and cooling costs. When temperatures fall outside, we still want the inside of our homes to be cozy and comfortable, which means your HVAC system works overtime to keep up with your thermostat.

We have redesigned the back of your electric bill (see example at right) to provide more information at your fingertips. A graph has been added to show the average temperature and how much energy you’ve used each day. We almost always see a direct correlation between weather and electric use. We hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any questions please let us know.

Here are some tips for year-round comfort when it comes to heating and cooling:

  • Minimize use of space heaters, except for limited or temporary spot heating. Turn space heaters off when leaving the room.
  • Ensure your outdoor heat pump/air conditioning unit is kept clean and free of debris.
  • When using the fireplace, open the outside air vent (if provided) or open the nearest window slightly.
  • Keep fireplace dampers closed unless a fire is burning.
  • Ensure floor registers are not blocked with rugs, drapes or furniture.
  • Caulk around storm windows and basement windows.

General Manager