Small space heaters are meant to do exactly as their name says: heat a small space. Unfortunately, many people use portable space heaters to heat their entire home, which can really take a toll on your energy bills. The truth is, whether or not you should use space heaters really depends on your home’s efficiency and energy needs.
Whether you’ve already decked your halls or you’re just getting started, there’s still time to incorporate energy savings into your holiday décor planning.
If you haven’t strung your twinkle lights, be sure to use LED light strands. LEDs consume far less energy than incandescent lights, and they can last 40 holiday seasons.
They’re also safer because they’re made with epoxy lenses, not glass, making them more resistant to breaking — and they’re cool to the touch, so no burnt fingers!
Thanksgiving meals are an important part of the celebrations you share with family and friends. All of that extra cooking and baking, however, can lead to a real post-season letdown after you see the added cost on your energy bill. These simple, cost-saving tips will help you enjoy the festivities while trimming your energy budget.
Heat pump technology has improved a lot over the past 10 to 20 years, and many members are looking to install a heat pump or upgrade their current system. Heat pumps can also cool your home during the summer months, which is an added value. Here are a few situations where you might use the different types of air-source heat pumps.
1. Ducted heat pump
When it comes to operating the fan on your air conditioning system, the long-running debate of “On” versus “Auto” seems to heat up every summer. Although each setting has its advantages, most experts agree that the Auto setting is preferred for maximum comfort and energy efficiency.
PPEC offers ways to stay warm this week without turning up the heat
Freezing temperatures may have you reaching for your space heater… but your local electric cooperative asks you to think twice. Electric space heaters are convenient, but don’t forget about their high cost and the safety precautions that may get overlooked.