Energy Savings

Conserving energy saves you money!

Home and Business Energy Solutions

Managing your energy usage efficiently at home or at a business can lead to big savings with some often small changes. Tri-County Electric and TVA have assessment tools that can help you identify areas where you can save on your energy usage. Through the  TVA EnergyRight® Solutions program you can find practical ideas to implement immediately or to plan for in the future. For some of these strategies, there is financial assistance available to help you kick start your energy savings program.

TVA EnergyRight®

TVA EnergyRight® Solutions provides specific ideas you can implement right away to help you save money on your electric bills in your home or business. Beyond the benefit of saving money each month, there are other incentives to encourage you and to help you afford to make some of the changes. The TVA EnergyRight® Solutions can get you started with energy efficiency strategies that make the most sense for your individual lifestyle and will let you direct the most economical and environmentally friendly options.

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Energy Savings with Tri-County Electric

 

At Tri-County Electric we want to help you save money on energy costs. On this page we’ll continue to provide information, tips and programs that can help you save money on your utility bill for your home or business. If any of these programs are of interest, we’re happy to advise you on how to proceed in making the most of the opportunity. Just contact us!

Heat Pump Loans

Heat Pump Loans

Tri-County Electric offers financing through TVA’s Energy Right program for the installation of heat pumps in their residence for our member-owners. Electric heat pumps and dual fuel heat pumps are eligible to be financed through this low interest fixed-rate loan...

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Demand Response Program

Demand Response Program

If the member-owner agrees to participate in our Demand Response Program, we waive the installation fee of $1,500. The goal of the program is to lower the demand charges the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) imposes on Tri-County Electric. The demand charge is based on...

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Safety Demonstration Trailer

Safety Demonstration Trailer

Tri-County Electric teaches the importance of safety using our Safety Demonstration Trailer. Schools and civic groups in the areas serviced by Tri-County Electric can schedule the Safety Demonstration Trailer for a free interactive experience designed for children and...

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Tennessee Valley Solar Calculator

Tennessee Valley Solar Calculator

Considering Solar? You can learn how solar energy works by clicking here. Click Solar Calculator to use the tool that can help you make an informed decision when considering whether or not to install a small-scale solar system. Click here to learn how to use a Solar...

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Power Outage FEMA  Advice

Power Outage FEMA Advice

Download FEMA's power outage preparedness guide here.   Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly. A power outage may: Disrupt communications, water, and...

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Standing Stone State Park Goes Green

Standing Stone State Park Goes Green

Standing Stone State Park in Tennessee, a Tri-County member, has completed the Gold Recognition Level of the TN State Parks Go Green With Us Initiative and Guidelines. The guidelines include multiple areas of environmental sustainability, including education and...

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Dealing with Nuisance Insects

Dealing with Nuisance Insects

In many areas of the country when cool, fall days arrive, Asian lady beetles (ladybugs), Harmonia axyridis and boxelder bugs, Boisea trivittatus, congregate on exterior walls. They typically choose the south and west facing walls since these walls are the warmest....

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Take Charge of Your Water with a Rain Garden

Take Charge of Your Water with a Rain Garden

A Rain Garden is a landscape depression that can be filled with moisture-loving plants. Hidden beneath the pretty plants is a natural storm water treatment system that allows 30% more water to infiltrate into the ground. This reduces the amount of water from flowing...

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Heating & Cooling

Heating & Cooling

 a Learn more about how to save on heating and cooling with these tips. Not only will it mean your home is more efficient, you will save money on your energy bills. Q.  How well is my home insulated? A.  If you can see your ceiling joists, you need to increase the...

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Appliance Savings

Appliance Savings

Find out how much energy the appliances in your home use with our online Appliance Calculator.  It can add up to about 20% of your total consumption. Food Take the dollar bill test. Close your refrigerator door on a dollar bill and then try to pull it out. If the...

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Water & Lighting Savings

Water & Lighting Savings

Inefficient water heaters, leaking faucets and the light bulbs you are using could be areas where you are losing money every month. Find savings tips you can implement at your home or office. Lighting Use energy-efficient Compact Fluorescents (CFL). They cost more to...

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DIY Home Energy Audit

DIY Home Energy Audit

Saving money just got easier with a DIY Home Energy Audit that you complete at home and have experts review with the eScore program. Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative and TVA have teamed up to make it easier to become energy efficient while you save money....

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Energy Saving Checklist

Energy Saving Checklist

There are things you can do to lower your energy usage. Discuss these with your family so that everyone can do their part to decrease your electric bill.  Take the energy right Home e-Valuation (do-it yourself energy audit), receive the free energy kit, use all the...

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NOAA Public Alert Radio

NOAA Public Alert Radio

Tri-County Electric is doing its part to help keep our members informed of dangerous weather conditions. On behalf of its members, NOAA Weather Radios have been installed in all schools, hospitals and nursing homes in our service area. This earned Tri-County Electric...

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Surge Protectors

Surge Protectors

Surge Protectors are the best defense for keeping appliances and other electrical items safe from weather and other power grid issues. Fluctuations in power supply can destroy the items you have plugged into sockets in your home or business. While Tri-County Electric...

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