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Start Saving with a DIY Home Energy Audit

As temperatures drop and your energy focus turns from cooling your home to heating it, it’s a great time to think about saving energy too! Whether your home is old or new, chances are you are spending more on energy costs than necessary.      You can conduct a basic energy audit of your home to […]

Access Energy Helps Fund the Iowa Energy Center & the CGRER

Each year, Access Energy Cooperative contributes a portion of its gross revenues to the Iowa Energy Center at Iowa State University and the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa.    The Iowa Energy Center helps to promote, develop and advance energy efficiency programs and renewable energy research. In addition, the […]

Is On-site Generation For You?

If you’re thinking about installing a solar or wind electric generation system for your home or business, take a look at the Informational Guide for On-site Generation, distributed by the Iowa Utilities Board. It will help you walk through a detailed check list of questions and important considerations before financially investing in a system.    […]

Beat the Heat With Cool Products

If you are considering making some changes in your home this summer let us help you plan for saving energy. HVAC System If you’re making additions to your home or converting attics or basements into living spaces, a ductless heating and cooling system is a great option. A ductless system does not require adding pipes […]

LED Lights-Are They Worth It?

For the past several years, traditional incandescent bulbs have been phased out in favor of halogen, compact fluorescent (CFL) lights, and now on Light Emitting Diode light sources, or LED bulbs. Known for their longevity and efficiency, LED lights yield an estimated operational life span of up to 50,000 hours. This measures out to 6 […]