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The time is wise to Winterize

October is a great time to plan for winterizing your home. To even think about such a thing on the beautiful 77-degree day when I’m writing this almost feels like blasphemy. But winter’s icy grip always arrives sooner than we think, and it’s best to be prepared. Early autumn’s mild days are ideal for investigating […]

Why is my winter bill higher?

January 2019 was colder and snowier than is normal for our area. Our actual average temperature was several degrees colder than the January average according to WLFI-TV meteorologist Chad Evans. Bone chilling artic air blanked our area January 29 – 31 with wind chills as low as -50. These wind chills were the lowest since […]

Restoring the power balance

When you open an atypically high utility bill, plenty of questions run through your head … along with that DUN-DUN-DUNNNNN music. Is something broken? Are we turning things off when we’re not using them? Have our appliances stopped working? Does someone come by while we’re gone to blast the central air with the doors open? […]

Where does your energy dollar go?

There are two ways to explore where your energy dollar goes: inside your home (how you use your energy) and outside your home (how Tipmont uses your energy dollars).

Easy steps to greater efficiency

Do you want to save money and electricity but have limited time, money and patience? There are several relatively easy ways to save energy without a substantial commitment of time and money.

Energy savings for every season

The best ways to save energy varies by season. There are a number of factors that impact energy efficiency, including weather, the age and condition of the home, and desired comfort levels.

Weather stripping doors

Save energy and seal air leaks by weather stripping exterior doors. How do you know if you need to weather strip? If you can see any amount of light between the door frame and the floor, weather stripping should be applied to eliminate energy waste. This DIY energy-saving project is relatively easy and inexpensive depending […]

Insulate Your Electric Water Heater Tank

Is your water heater is located in a garage, basement or other space that isn’t air conditioned? Insulating your water heater tank with an insulation blanket is an easy way to save energy and lower your bill each month. Energy.gov estimates that you can save up to 7%-16% annually. If you have an older hot […]

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