Download the updated Cooling Tip Sheet, bill stuffer

Cooling season is once again upon us, and yours may already be shifting into high gear, so there is no time like the present to remind your consumers about the importance of maintaining their air

The 2015 Tip Sheet: Cooling System Maintenance, and its “Mini-me” bill stuffer are ready to be downloaded, imprinted with your logo and given to your customers before they call to complain about high summer cooling bills. Both handouts break down the simple steps that keep air conditioners humming efficiently, and offer operating tips to make sure a cooling system is not fighting an uphill battle.

The full-size sheet includes websites for those who might want to do a little more research on efficient cooling. That makes it a good handout for customer education events. The bill stuffer provides the same information, minus the online resources, in the perfect size to fit into a business envelope. Customers can post it on their refrigerators, near their cooling systems or in home workshops. You might also print up a batch of stuffers for cooling contractors and dealers to hand out to their customers.

We designed The Tip Sheet so you can set it up with your own logo, or send Energy Services an electronic version of your logo and we’ll create a template for you. Then you can print the quantity you need in-house, or take it to your local quick printer for more paper choices. Either way, The Tip Sheet and bill stuffer give you an easy, cost-effective way to talk to your customers about cooling efficiency, and to help you with summer load control.

Have your say on residential water heater conservation standards

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently met with American Public Power Association (APPA) regarding rulemaking on energy conservation standards for residential water heaters.  Based on the meetings, APPA created a survey asking utilities about their water heater load control programs.

The results from this survey will give APPA the information needed to continue working with DOE to amend the conservation standards for residential water heaters.  APPA would like to have responses to this survey no later than close of business, Friday, March 9, 2012

This is a great opportunity for Western customers to contribute to rules that will affect their programs into the future. Also, if you have a story to share about water heater load control at your utility, you can contact Energy Services Bulletin. You just may be the next headline story!