Understanding what items use the most electricity is a great way to target your energy conservation efforts so you can try and save money on your bill. The biggest opportunity to save this time of year is on cooling. Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher, and bump it up another 3-5 degrees when you leave your home. Check your filters monthly, and have your HVAC serviced at least once per year.
You can find more energy conservation tips at pec.coop/savings.
The chart is based on a 2,000-square-foot, all-electric home with a family of three to five using an average of 1,465 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month. Remember, technology and usage are constantly evolving. This information is based on PEC’s current data for a home built in the last 10 years.
Stay on top of your energy use with SmartHub
Want to see how much power your home uses when everyone has left for the day? How about comparing your summer and winter electric use, or getting an alert when you’ve used too much power in one day?
Use PEC’s SmartHub to keep track of how much energy your account is using, and never let a bill take you by surprise.
Available for your mobile device on the App Store and Google Play or through our web portal, SmartHub gives you access to all the information you need about your electric use. Plus, you can create custom notifications to know when you have an upcoming bill or when you’ve used a certain amount of energy.
You can analyze trends to see how you can save money on your energy bills, view average use for a particular time period, add markers to see how much new appliances are using, and more.
In addition to these great features, SmartHub is also a convenient way to report an outage or pay your bill.
The power is in your hands. Learn more at pec.coop/smarthub.