Energy Insight: The Importance of HVAC Maintenance

Utility bill increase: We generally see higher energy usage in the winter and summer months. Why? Because your HVAC system will operate more often with extreme temperatures. This will happen even with a fully functional HVAC system.  Now, imagine you have an issue with your HVAC. Your system may operate more often due to a
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CDE LIGHTBAND RECOGNIZED AS TOP PERFORMER AND INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR BY TVA ENERGYRIGHT

  (Pictured L-R) Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts; General Manager of CDE Lightband, Brian Taylor; Energy Services Specialist at CDE Lightband, Levon Gibson; Energy Services Specialist at CDE Lightband, Robert Denson; Energy Services Manager at CDE Lightband, John Jackson; Vice President of TVA EnergyRight, Cynthia Herron; Program Manager of TVA EnergyRight, Bethany Kitch; Customer Service Manager
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Energy Insight: Extended Leave Energy Saving Tips for Summer

Are you planning an extended vacation? Are you a member of the military and deploying soon? Whatever the reason for your extended absence, CDE Lightband wants to help keep your energy costs down while you are away. THERMOSTAT When leaving, set all the home’s thermostats to 80°F – 85°F. This way, HVAC usage is minimal
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APPA’s Solar Penetration Study with DEED Grant

Congratulations to our Business Intelligence Analyst, Jared Combs for his contribution of information to APPA’s distributed energy resources article. His extensive research on compiling accurate data on the effect of solar penetration and solar output on utility revenues has uncovered imperative information. Please click on the link below to read the full article on Jared’s
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FREE Home Energy Evaluations

by Robert Denson We work with TVA on a number of different programs. Now that spring is here and summer is not far away we highly advise giving this program a try if you have not done so. If you feel as though your energy bills are excessive or if you just want direction in
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Energy Insight: Spring Clean and Go Green

by Robert Denson We made it everyone! Winter is over! This is the time of year a lot of people (myself included) do some spring cleaning. We usually clean the house and eliminate most things we no longer need or want. This is a good start in becoming more green as well. This month’s Energy
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Energy Insight: Increased Energy Usage Explained

  by Jared Combs        What affects energy use? Weather is the primary factor affecting energy use. Space conditioning is the single largest energy user in most homes. Heating in winter typically requires more energy use than cooling in summer. Water heating is another significant source of energy use.     Residential Energy
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Energy Insight: “We Love You a Watt”

“We Love You a Watt” by Robert Denson Meters are read, energy usage grew. Temper your emotions, here’s what to do… Thermostat settings should be set low. Anything above 68, can cause your usage to grow. You like hot showers?  So do I. Long hot showers make usage very high. Are your appliances old and
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Energy Insight: 10 Tips for Shedding Energy Usage

Have you experienced an energy usage increase? Does your electric bill feel bloated and in need of a cleanse? Power Partners is here with low-cost and no-cost tips to help get your energy usage down all year round! Follow along with us as this article digs into our step by step process, and have you
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Energy Insight: The History of Christmas Lights

Did you know? The earliest Christmas lights, (that is lighting that went around the Christmas tree) were candles. Candles were glued to the tree with melted wax or attached to branches by pins. Thankfully, today we are safer and a bit smarter. Buckets of sand and water are no longer needed for decorative lighting. Origin:
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