The Arbor Day Foundation encourages thoughtful practices that help preserve community trees while also benefiting electric co-op consumers.
Trees can help cool your home and neighborhood, break cold winds to lower your heating costs, and provide food for wildlife. Properly placed trees can lower line clearance costs for utility companies, reduce tree mortality, and result in healthier community forests.
Six members of Blue Grass Energy’s board of directors recently received their Director Gold Certificate for continued cooperative education from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
The certificate program provides advanced learning opportunities to cooperative board members who have already completed NRECA’s Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certificate and Board Leadership Certificate (BLC).
Your refrigerator is one of the largest, most-used appliances in your home. It requires only minimal maintenance – just simple cleaning of the condenser coils, which disperse heat. If the coils are covered with dust, gunk or pet hair, they cannot diffuse the heat properly and will not run efficiently. A bigger problem can result if the compressor burns out from having to run constantly because of the grimy coating. This can be an expensive problem. The bottom line? A minor investment in time once a year can save you cold cash down the line.
Walls. Floors. Ceilings. Attic. These are some of the prime areas of a home that need insulation in order for you to maximize energy efficiency. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), adding insulation to your home is a sound investment that is likely to pay for itself in reduced utility bills. In fact, DOE estimates that you can reduce your heating and cooling needs up to 30 percent by properly insulating and weatherizing your home.
Understanding your home’s actual energy use can be confusing. That’s why we offer an online tool called BillingInsights to make it easier to understand. Plus, when you complete your home profile, we’ll send a free Philips Slimstyle LED bulb to you!
This new tool allows you to view energy use and costs by using your billing history, actual weather data and some information you provide about your home. It also shows you how you can lower your energy costs and become more energy efficient.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 09:38
Blue Grass Energy members are once again being targeted by scammers. Members are receiving phone calls from people claiming to work for Blue Grass Energy and demanding immediate payment to avoid service disconnection.
If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with Blue Grass Energy, remember the following:
Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives is a national network of electric cooperatives across 46 states that provides resources and leverages partnerships to help member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members. By working together, Touchstone Energy cooperatives stand as a source of power and information to their 32 million member-owners every day.