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Free energy assessments and heat pump financing are helping members control their home energy costs


Be a good neighbor


Cold weather can be difficult on elderly loved ones and neighbors. The temperature alone, not to mention wind, ice or snow, can make it hard for senior citizens to get to the doctor, pharmacy and even the grocery store. Those on a tight budget sometimes skimp on basics such as food and utilities to keep their home warm. Some may rely on space heaters during cold spells, mistakenly assuming this is a less expensive way to heat their home. It isn't, and it can be safety hazard.


Kiamichi Electric encourages you to be a good neighbor by checking on your aging friends and family regularly. Take action if you haven't seen them in awhile, or if you notice mail or newspapers piling up in their mailbox.


They will appreciate your concern, and you’ll feel better knowing they are safe and sound.


services. Member Services Manager Todd Minshall says the programs are extremely popular with members because they make important energy efficiency upgrades more affordable.


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For example, KEC's geothermal program reduces the cost of geothermal system installation by allowing members to finance the cost of the loops through KEC. "We've had 21 members sign up for the program since it kicked off last year," said Minshall.


Geothermal heat pumps are an excellent way to lower your home heating and cooling costs, Minshall, explained, but the high price tag for switching to a geothermal system has made it impossible for many KEC members to install one.


The finance option and KEC's rebate program, which pays up to $750 per ton, are putting members on the road to lower energy costs.


So is KEC's partnership with Energy Pioneer Solutions (EPS). This program brings a trained energy use specialist to your home for a detailed energy use assessment. The process not only shows


Find The Clues To Energy Loss In Your Home


If cold air is finding its way into your home, it's time for a closer look. Your Kiamichi Electric membership entitles you to a free home energy audit, courtesy of Energy Pioneer Solutions (EPS). Your audit will show you the most cost effective way to bring down your home energy costs.


Once it's completed, you have the option to fix the problems yourself, or finance the suggested upgrades through EPS. Over 300 Kiamichi Electric members have signed up for an energy audit thus far.


Why wait? Sign up for your free home energy audit by calling 855.937.9484.


iamichi Electric Cooperative (KEC) members continue to clamor over the KEC's energy saving


you where you're losing energy, it also helps you decide what problems to tackle first based on what you feel you can afford.


Member have the option to fix these problems themselves, or sign up for EPS financing to cover the efficiency upgrades. "There's no way to lose with this program," Minshall said. "Either way, you walk away with some real ways to lower your energy costs."


Nearly 700 co-op members have signed up for a free EPS assessment since KEC began offering it last spring; 97 members followed through by making the suggested improvements.


As EPS auditors scramble to keep up with audit requests, KEC members who have completed the assessment are giving the service high fives. "People are very impressed with the assessment process," Minshall said. "These auditors go the extra mile to provide a detailed and accurate assessment of how your home uses energy,"


More information on KEC's energy saving online at www.kiamichielectric. org, or contact KEC at 800-888-2731. To schedule a free energy audit, please call Energy Pioneer Solutions at 855-937-9484.


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