Energy Articles

Insulate Your Water Heater for Energy Savings

Did you know insulating your electric water heater could reduce standby heat loss by 25% to 45%? This could save you 7% to 16% on annual water heating costs. Insulating your electric water heater is an easy, inexpensive project that can improve energy efficiency and...

Five Ways to Fight the Winter Chill and Save Energy

We all have our favorite season. Some people love crisp, cool weather and bundling up under a favorite blanket, while others prefer the warm temperatures summer brings and all the fun outdoor activities that go with it. But there’s one thing we can all agree on: high...

Energy Efficiency Tip

Is your home heating system ready for the winter chill? One of the easiest ways to keep your system running efficiently is to regularly replace filters. If your central air system has a furnace filter, it should be replaced about every 90 days. If your home is heated...

Keeping Pets and Energy Bills Comfortable

We consider our four-legged companions as part of the family. That’s why during the winter months, we make sure our whole family, including our four-legged members, is cozy––without taking a big “bite” out of our budget. Here are a few simple ways you can make your...
Large Appliance Energy Savings Tips

Large Appliance Energy Savings Tips

Did you know the combined use of large appliances like dishwashers, clothes dryers, and washing machines account for the largest percentage of electricity use in the average U.S. home? Take small steps to save energy when using these appliances. Only run full loads in...

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Power Outages

Power Outages

We do our best to avoid them, but there’s no way around it: power outages occasionally happen. For most Meeker Cooperative members, outages are rare and only last a few hours. But when major storms, extended outages are unavoidable. So when the power goes out, how do...

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Five Ways to Save Energy When Working from Home

Five Ways to Save Energy When Working from Home

Today, more Americans are working from home than ever before. More time spent at home means more energy used throughout the day. If you’re punching the clock from home, there are small steps you can take to reduce your energy use and save on electric bills. Here are...

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Learn to Lower Your Winter Energy Bills

Learn to Lower Your Winter Energy Bills

Wondering why electricity bills can generally be higher in the winter? This video talks about why that is and shows you some ways you can keep your energy costs more manageable. Contact our Energy Services department to learn how you can save on your energy bills....

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Are Portable Space Heaters Efficient for My Home?

Are Portable Space Heaters Efficient for My Home?

Small space heaters are meant to do exactly as their name says: heat a small space. But 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 you should use space...

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Holiday Décor Tips for an Energy-Wise Home

Holiday Décor Tips for an Energy-Wise Home

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...

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Energy Efficiency Tip – Caulk & Weatherstrip

Energy Efficiency Tip – Caulk & Weatherstrip

Fall is the perfect time to prep your home for the upcoming winter chill. One of the best ways you can save energy and stay comfortable is to caulk and weatherstrip areas that typically need sealing. Start by sealing around windows and doors. Seal plumbing, ducting,...

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Let’s Beat the Peak Together

Let’s Beat the Peak Together

As a member of Meeker Cooperative, you know how to make smart energy choices that help you save money. But did you know that when you use electricity can be just as important as how much you use? Throughout the day, energy use fluctuates based on consumer demand....

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