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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Home Uplift Program

Due to limited funding, we are no longer accepting applications for the Home Uplift program in 2021. Pending renewed funding, we will begin accepting applications in 2022 on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please check back at that time for more information. If you have any questions or need energy assistance please contact us at 931-553-7400
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Energy Insight: Extended Leave Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Are you planning an extended visit for the holidays? 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. LOWER YOUR THERMOSTAT When leaving, set all the home’s thermostats to 50°F – 55°F. This
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Fall into Energy Savings

Fall is here, so are falling temperatures!  Your heating system accounts for over 70% of your usage for an electrically heated home.  Here are a few quick energy saving tips to reduce your usage as the days get colder and shorter. Set your thermostat to 68°F or lower. Keep curtains open on the south side
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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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Energy Insight: How can I get a Home Energy Evaluation?

In partnership with TVA, CDE Lightband offers customers personal, in-depth home energy efficiency evaluation services.  To try the DIY Home Energy Assessment online, click here. To schedule a virtual or in-person Home Energy Evaluation, click here.   Many of our customers have experienced hardship in this difficult time. As your trusted energy advisors, it’s always
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Energy Insight: What are easy ways to save money on energy use in summer?

Summer in the South can get hot. For a few months of the year, our air conditioners are working hard to cool our homes and this will cause increased electric use. We’re here to help with the following easy way to save energy and dollars. Try following these suggestions and read our other articles to
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