Why do we encourage energy efficiency?

Posted on Dec 07 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC
Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Scott Sears

Whether we’re talking about restaurants, car dealers, or department stores, most businesses work pretty hard at encouraging you to spend more. So why would the company selling you electricity instead keep talking about spending smarter?

Unlike businesses that focus on rewarding shareholders, Kankakee Valley REMC is a non-profit that exists solely to serve member-consumers like you. If we can help you make the most of your energy dollars by changing the way you do things, we’re happy. For example, we offer a rate option that can reward you for making wise energy choices. 

Making changes around your home or office can help you spend smarter, too. For example, you can switch from old-style incandescent and fluorescent lights to today’s LED lamps, which use a small fraction of electricity to provide even more light. Caulking around your windows and doors can eliminate those sneaky drafts that make your heater and air-conditioner work harder. 

We also offer programs through PowerShift that put money back in your wallet when you install a WiFi thermostat or take part in the co-op’s load control program. The PowerShift program allows the co-op to make brief adjustments to your home’s temperature when demand is high. There are even more rebates available through the Power Moves program. Information about both is available on our website.

The best way to start spending smarter is to use your phone and give us a call! While there are many large-scale changes that you can make to your home to make it more energy efficient, you can also make small changes to your habits and save energy and money through the time-of-use rate option. Call us today and we will be happy to explain how simple changes in the way you use energy can reward you. Best of all, there’s no charge for our help!