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Energy Conservation

Grayson Rural Electic is dedicated to help you find ways to conserve electric to keep your energy bill lower. 

 

  • AC Maintenance - Doing proper maintenance on your home's air conditioner will ensure a much longer operating life for your equipment and also lower your energy consumption.
  • Attic Decking - Improperly installed attic decking can render the insulation ineffective and lowers the energy-efficiency of your home.
  • Attic Hatch - A home's attic access is an area where poor insulation and improper sealing often cause air leaks that make you hot in the summer and cold in the winter -- and your electric bill higher.
  • Attic Insulation - Proper attic insulation is critical to your home's energy efficiency. A well-insulated attic keeps warm air out in the summer and inside in the winter.
  • Attic Vetilation - In hot weather, proper ventilation reduces attic temperatures, which saves on cooling costs and lengthens the life of your roof.
  • Attic Pull-down stairs - If pull-down stairs aren't properly sealed, extreme heat or cold from the attic can make its way into the living space below.
  • Basements - It's common to lose up to 30 percent of your home's heat through the basement. Three key improvements can create effective air barriers in your basement.
  • Ceiling Leaks - Adding insulation in the attic won't stop energy loss in your home -- unless you stop air leaks in the ceilings first. Common problem spots include recessed lights, bathroom fans, chimneys and pull-down attic stairs.
  • Crawl Space - Insulating your home's crawl space can greatly reduce energy loss.
  •  Heat Pump - If you're looking for comfort, efficiency and savings from your heating and cooling system, you can't beat today's high efficiency heat pumps.
  • Knee Walls - A knee wall is any wall that is adjacent to the attic. Without a proper seal in addition to insulation, the extreme heat and cold of your attic can seep through the knee wall into your living space.
  • Knee Wall Doors - Adding weather-stripping to the knee wall door is an easy first step to sealing the wall and keeping attic heat or cold from entering your living space.
  • Pool Pump - You wouldn't leave home with every light in your house burning. But running your swimming pool's pump harder than it needs to run is a lot like leaving all the lights on.
  • Sealing Duct Work - By eliminating air leakage in the duct work, your home's heating and air conditioning system can work more efficiently with decreased run time -- your utility bills go down, the air quality goes up and the equipment will last longer.
  • Space Heaters - Weather-stripping doors can dramatically increase your home's energy efficiency and stop those chilly drafts.
  • Weather-strip Doors - Weather-stripping doors can dramatically increase your home's energy efficiency and stop those chilly drafts.
  • Whole House Fan - A whole house fan is a simple and inexpensive way to cool your home -- just make sure to seal it properly.

 

Other Energy Saving Websites

Energy Hog

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Home Energy Saver

 

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