Can I save Money by updating or upgrading my current appliances, water heater, heat pump, or insulation?
Absolutely, MEC encourages our members to become as energy efficient as possible! If you've been thinking about updating or upgrading some of those older and worn items in your home, now is the time to put those thoughts into action! MEC offers rebates to our members to help out with the cost of the upgrade. Not only will you save money on the inital cost of the appliance, but energy star rated appliances will save you on average around $50/year in operating costs!
If your interested in hearing more about our rebate program, give our member services department a call to find out more.
How can I save money on my heating Bill?
Residential and Commercial Members with electric heat installations that meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for special rates October- April each year. Installation must be a permanent electric resistance and/ or heat pump space heating system in a permanent residence or commercial building. This heat must be seperately sub-metered, however MEC will furnish and install the metering equipment.
What are some causes of higher-than-normal bills?
If you receive a bill that is higher than normal, the first thing to look for is how many days of service were included in that billing period. Find the average daily cost for service on the lower portion of your bill. Compare that number to previous bills for the past few months.
If it's significantly different, stop to think if you have added a major appliance or altered your lifestyle in some way that would account for the increased usage.
What is a kilowatt-hour?
A kilowatt-hour (kwh) is a unit of electrical energy equal to the energy delivered by the flow of one kilowatt (1,000 watts) of electrical power for one hour. For example, a 100-watt bulb burning for 10 hours will use one kilowatt-hour of energy.
How do I know how much electricity I use?
The amount of electricity you use is measured by your meter. Your meter measures kilowatt-hours continuously the same way your car's odometer measures miles and is read in the same fashion, from left to right.
Still can't find the answer you're looking for? Give us a call at 701.444.9288, we'll be happy to promptly answer your questions and concerns.