Scorching temperatures and high electric bills don’t need to arrive hand-in-hand this summer. At Wake Electric, we are committed to providing you with not only safe and reliable electric service, but also with information you need to save energy, and keep electric bills affordable, when the heat is on outside.

One of the most powerful tools in Wake Electric’s energy-saving arsenal is The website offers nine applications focusing on different actions that, once completed, show an actual savings calculation. For example, in the “Lower Your Water Heater Temperature” application, you can virtually adjust the temperature setting on the water heater dial to see a projection of how much money you could save.

Take the Virtual Home Tour on to find even more ways to cut costs. You will “walk” through a home’s family room, kitchen, laundry room, bedroom, basement and attic. Each area reveals at least two actions you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency. As you move through the room and complete the suggested changes, you will see a running tally of potential energy dollar savings.

The website also provides access to the Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives TV Web Portal where you can view short energy efficiency videos. You can even connect with other energy-conscious members by sharing your story about what you are doing to be more efficient. It’s remarkable that co-op members just like you from across the country have already visited and collectively saved an estimated $40 million by making small energy-related changes at home.

We want to help you reach your energy-saving goals. So go ahead: flip a switch, lower the blinds, raise the temperature on your thermostat and visit to find out how little changes can cool off your electric bill.

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