Georgia Power reminds customers this Energy Efficiency Day to take advantage of simple tips and free tools to take control of their energy usage – and savings on energy bills. Small changes around the home can deliver big savings during the colder months ahead.
Energy Efficiency Day tips to consider whether you own or rent your home include:
- Thinking Thermostats – Set your manual thermostat to 78°F in the summer and 68°F in the winter, for energy-efficient results, or install a smart programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts temperature settings when you are away from the house and save up to $100 a year in energy costs.
- Let it Flow – Heating and cooling accounts for as much as 50 percent of a home’s typical energy usage. Maximize the efficiency of your units by changing the filters once a month, or every three months for pleated filters.
- Get the “LED” in – Replace your current incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient LED lights. ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs consume up to 75% less energy than conventional incandescent lights, helping you save money and resources.
- Caulk & Strip – Caulk and weather-strip around your windows and doors. If the caulking is cracked, or the weather-stripping is damaged or peeling, replace the old material.
- It’s Great to Insulate – Keep heat where it belongs with proper insulation in attics and walls to help save energy 24/7.
Georgia Power also offers several energy efficiency programs that residential customers can take advantage of to improve the efficiency of their homes to better manage energy usage and power bills.
While some of the programs offer rebates to any customers, others are tailored to income-qualified customers, and even provide no-cost home improvements to improve comfort and efficiency year-round for customers least able to afford efficiency upgrades:
- Conduct a free, online energy checkup – Take a quick and easy online energy checkup that provides a customized energy usage report and ways to save money. Visit www.GeorgiaPower.com/EnergyCheckUp to get started.
- Home Energy Improvement Program (HEIP) – The Home Energy Improvement Program (HEIP) helps Georgia Power customers reduce energy use, save on energy costs and improve the indoor air quality and comfort of their homes. Residential customers can earn rebates from Georgia Power for installing qualifying energy savings improvements. Learn more at www.georgiapower.com/homeimprovements.
- Home Energy Efficiency Assistance Program (HEEAP) – The Home Energy Efficiency Assistance Program (HEEAP) helps eligible income-qualified customers make free energy efficiency improvements in their single-family homes. At no cost to the customer, a program contractor performs the recommended energy efficiency upgrades. Customers can learn more and apply at www.GeorgiaPower.com/HEEAP.
- Recycle Your Refrigerator with Georgia Power – By recycling a secondary refrigerator or freezer, customers can save an average of $125 in energy costs per year. In addition, through Georgia Power's Refrigerator Recycling Program, customers can earn $35 and have their working, secondary refrigerator picked up for free. Sign-up at www.georgiapower.com/fridge.
Georgia Power Marketplace
Georgia Power offers a suite of energy efficient options for your home on our Marketplace. You’ll find easy access to products to help make your home more energy efficient and connected. The company brings together popular products, including the latest in smart thermostats, LEDs and devices such as EV chargers, dehumidifiers, advanced power strips, water-saving devices and air purifiers to a single convenient online portal on www.GeorgiaPowerMarketplace.com.