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Vol. 63 Number 10 August 2012


Cool off electric bills with TogetherWeSave.com Good advice helps you stay cool for less


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corching temperatures and high electric bills don’t need to arrive hand-in-hand this


summer. At Northwestern Electric Cooperative 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.


One of the most powerful tools in North- western Electric’s energy-saving arsenal is To- getherWeSave. com. The website offers nine ap- plications focus- ing 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 set- ting on the water heater dial to see a projection of how much money you could save by doing just that. Take the Virtual Home Tour on


 more ways to cut costs. You will “walk” through a home’s family room, kitchen, laundry room, bed-


room, basement, and attic. Each area reveals at least two actions you can take to improve your home’s energy  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®


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eratives TV Web Portal where you can view short  videos. You can even con- nect with other energy-conscious members by shar- ing your story about what you are doing to be  It’s remark- able that co-op members just like you from across the country have


already visited TogetherWeSave.com 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:  the temperature on your thermostat, and visit TogetherWeSave.com to  off your electric bill.


There’s an app for that!


The TogetherWeSave.com—Save Energy, Save Money smart phone app—allows you to receive “tip of the day” reminders of ways to save energy and money around your home and discover how much energy your appliances use. The app is available for iOS 5 devices like iPhones, and iPads, as well as Android phones that use the 2.2 or higher operating system. To download the app, go to your smart phone or tablet’s app store and search “togetherwesave.com”. Click on the app, press download to install and start saving!


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