Base Package

BASELOAD is the energy used to power things you use on a day to day basis, year round. Examples are: refrigerator, clothes washer, dryer, dishwasher, TV, computers, printers, phones, iPods, cell phones, DSi, etc.
 
SEASONAL is the energy used to power the cooling and heating system.

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Top 10 High Baseload Uses

We take a look at your rate plan and determine which plan best fits your lifestyle. In addition, model information is collected for each major appliance (refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, range, clothes washer, clothes dryer, pool/spa pump and AC unit). This can help to determine if energy can be saved by replacing an older appliance with a new ENERGY STAR model. We can also give you tips on how to use your appliances efficiently and apply new habits to reduce your energy consumption on a day to day basis. Some examples are:

  • Use a programmable thermostat and you can save about $180 a year according to ENERGY STAR
  • Set your water heater to 120° and reduce shower time
  • Replace incandescent bulbs that are used for one hour or more a day with ENERGY STAR rated CFL or LED bulbs
  • Save energy, water, and the environment by using your dishwasher versus hand washing