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Tightening Your Home For Winter

There is no doubt about it; the cold weather is on its way. Not only is it important to make sure that your heating unit is working properly, but you should check your home to make sure that none of that heat is escaping. When the weather turns colder, drafts around windows and doors are […]

Energy Efficient Window Treatments

A recent study by two federal agencies used rigorous science and analysis to dissect window-covering choices—how you use them, where you install them and whether they really save energy. These days, every penny counts, which is why Access Energy Cooperative recommends finding ways to be energy efficient around the house. Windows account for 25 to […]

Keep Food Cool as Temperatures Heat Up

Summer months are great for grilling. And that means you don’t have to use electricity to operate the oven or stove—or cool a hot kitchen. It’s a great way to be energy efficient and save, but don’t stop there. Use these simple tips to keep your food—and your bill—cool this summer: Fill the fridge. Full […]

Keeping your Electric Car Charged and Ready

Today, as the number of vehicles powered by electricity has grown, consumers have their pick from Toyotas to BMWs. While only a small fraction of these electric vehicles, or EVs, are on the road in the U.S., the U.S. Department of Energy says they are doing their share to help drive down pollution and curb […]

Summer Energy Efficiency

Myth vs. Fact Myth: When I’m not home, keeping my air conditioner at a lower temperature throughout the day means it doesn’t have to run harder to cool my home when I return. Fact: To save energy, set your thermostat to a higher temperature during the day, and lower it when you return home.   […]