Are you wondering, "why is my bill so high?" It's very common for extreme temperatures to cause energy usage to soar. The frigid weather in January brought with it a new all-time peak demand for energy from our members. In fact, our power supplier, Associated Electric Cooperative reports that January 2018 has set four new all-time peak demands!

What can you do to prevent this from happening again? The good news is, there are many things you can do to manage your usage as well as decrease it substantially. As your trusted energy advisor we have services to help you find out what's causing such high energy usage and some incentives to help you decrease it.

One of the easiest ways to monitor your usage is by logging into our Member Service Portal or by downloading the SWEC mobile app. Both of these services have usage history graphs which allow you to compare how different weather events effect your energy usage. Also, you may set up alerts & reminders through email and text messages which will help you stay on top of your energy usage.

Looking for more of a permanent solution to decrease your energy usage? The best way to start is by having a home energy audit which will give you a road map of the most cost effective items you can do to increase the efficiency of your home. The home energy audit is a "head to toe" inspection of your home, the HVAC system and the major appliances such as the water heater. Want even more savings? Check out all of our Take Control & Save energy efficiency rebates by clicking here.


Additional resources to help understand "Why is my bill so high?", ways to decrease it and improve the comfort of your home at the same time:

TakeControlandSave.coop - A Cooperative Effort For Energy Efficiency

Seal and insulate with ENERGY STAR

Residential Energy Services Network

Energy.gov - Energy Saver

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