Energy Efficiency Tips

Download the myMTEMC Mobile App to Understand Your Energy Habits

As temperatures rise, so does energy consumption and monthly bills. But don’t worry, help is right at your fingertips with the myMTEMC mobile app.

If you don’t have it already, now’s a good time to download it to your smartphone or tablet. It lets you view your energy usage close to real time, showing how the weather impacts your energy consumption. Understanding and improving on your energy consumption can potentially save you money each month.

Turn Down Your Thermostat and Turn Down Costs

This winter, the #1 thing to help with savings is lowering your thermostat. High heating bills can put a chill on your winter fun, but there’s an easy, comfortable way to get around this. The first step puts significant savings right at your fingertips. Just use that finger to turn your thermostat down to 68 degrees, a setting research shows is comfortable for most people while offering the greatest cost savings.

Freezing temps grip the mid-state, MTEMC has tips to help

As the temperature continues to drop in the area and more cold days forecast, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation officials are reminding members there are precautions to keep their homes warm while minimizing the impact on their electric bills.

“When the cold weather like this hits, it’s easy to raise the thermostat, but doing that also raises your electric bill,” said MTEMC Communications Coordinator Josh Clendenen. “There are a number of things you can do that can reduce your energy usage both now when the cold weather is here as well as in the future.”

Cool Down Your Water To Save Money

Save yourself some money by setting your water heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees. One and two person households could further benefit by dropping their thermostat to 115 degrees. This helps cut down on the amount energy that you are using and helps prevent the corrosion of your pipes. Not only that, but a lower temperature will prevent any scalding when you turn the hot water on full blast.

Christmas Energy Efficiency

‘Tis the season to be festive, and that usually means stringing up hundreds of twinkling lights to create a welcoming glow on dark winter nights. Some people view the holiday season as their chance to go all out with regard to decorating their homes with an abundance of lights, inflatable lawn ornaments and maybe even some mechanical figures.