Remember the days when people kept in touch with far-flung family and friends by writing letters? I’m talking about tangible, handwritten notes on stationery, sent via the U.S. Postal Service with a stamp.
Today, thanks to laptops, smartphones, and tablet devices, e-mail, texting, and social media have changed the way we talk to each other. And while these advances can make us feel like we’re “wired to the world” at all times, they can help us save energy, too.
As a member of Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives, the branding program of the nation’s electric cooperatives, we are proud to offer two mobile apps: Together We Save.com—Save Energy, Save Money, and one for our popular Co-op Connections® Card.
The TogetherWeSave.com—Save Energy, Save Money app, lets you see how much money you could pocket each month by switching from traditional incandescent lightbulbs to compact fluorescent lamps or light-emitting diodes. In addition, you can use the app to evaluate energy guzzlers in your home—for example, what does it cost to run a dishwasher for an hour? Kilowatt-hour rates specific to Access Energy Cooperative needed for the calculations are available in the app by entering your ZIP code and selecting our name.
In addition, the app delivers handy pop-up “Tip of the Day” reminders on ways to make your home more energy efficient and displays important Access Energy Cooperative alerts and updates. The free app is available for Apple iPhones and iPads at the iTunes store and for Android smartphones at Play.Google.com; search for: Together We Save.
Your Co-op Connections Card connects you to savings on prescriptions, restaurants, hotels, groceries, and lots of other services from national and local retailers. The free Co-op Connections Card app uses GPS technology to help you quickly locate stores and businesses offering discounts and—better yet—share your favorite deals! Android and Apple iPhone versions of the app are available at www.Connections.Coop.
At Access Energy Cooperative we take pride in our promise of providing you with safe, reliable and affordable electric service. But our promise goes beyond that. We are also dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. These two money-saving apps are one more way we’re looking out for you! Find more ways to save at www.accessenergycoop.com.