Category Archives: Energy Saving

High bills giving you the chills? Grant PUD has some tips for the season.

As winter draws near these tips will help to ease the strain on your bill EPHRATA, Wash. – Ready or not winter is coming. Even though we can’t control what the weather will bring, there are steps you can take … Continue reading

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Keep your cool this summer with these energy saving tips

Use less energy and lower monthly bills with these simple suggestions. EPHRATA, Wash. – With the heat of the summer settling into the region, making smart energy-use choices can help save energy and keep bills low. The following tips from … Continue reading

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Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?

  They may wear Velcro shoes and Spiderman underwear but they are informed. They can explain the difference between a conductor and an insulator. They recognize that energy can change from one form to another. Who are these young energy … Continue reading

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Don’t be shocked by these practical pointers for your home

May is Electrical Safety Month and Grant PUD is dedicated to promoting a healthy respect for electricity and increasing awareness about potential electrical hazards. With new technology emerging each day, electricity has an ever-increasing presence in our lives. As reliance … Continue reading

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Winter bills plowing your budget? Grant PUD offers savings.

With winter weather in full swing, electric bills can easily begin to climb. Learning to be conscientious of these common high-bill causes will help you start the year off right. Grant PUD offers these winter conservations tips to help melt … Continue reading

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Fireplaces and Chimneys

It’s the time of year when it feels cozy to be sitting around a fire.  While there’s no replacement for the ambiance for an open fire, the crackle and radiant heat, most open fireplaces are not a good source of heat. Fire … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Experts

Our Energy Services guys are serious about saving energy. Rich and Scott are two of our Energy Services Specialists who help customers access our many rebate and incentive programs. These programs include cash incentives for everything from buying a compact fluorescent lightbult to replacing windows. We … Continue reading

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Energy Saving: Cold-Climate Windows Keep Heat In

With winter on it’s way, here are some cold weather tips: Double-pane windows with low-e coating on the glass reflect heat back into the room during the winter months. You can use a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet on a frame … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Remember to be safe as you celebrate Halloween! Here are a few electrical safety tips: Inspect all decorations for cracked, frayed or bare wires and loose connections. Only use plastic hangers or tape on extension cords or lighting as nails, tacks and … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tip: Happy Halloween!

Decorating is half the fun of the holidays but, this year, a few energy-smart decisions can make your post-holiday electricity bills much lower. Here are a few ways to save some energy as you celebrate: Use candles instead of lights, … Continue reading

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Energy Saving: Fall is Here!

October to April is our usual heating season. This October started out almost 6 °F higher than the normal for the 31 day billing period as compared to last year at this time. A slow cooling trend now has the … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tip: Unplug it!

Consumer electronics play an increasingly larger role in your home’s energy consumption, accounting for 15 percent of household electricity use. Even when turned off, many consumer appliances still use a small amount of electricity. For home office equipment, this stand-by or … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tip: Ducts

One of the most important systems in your home, though it’s hidden beneath your feet and over your head, may be wasting a lot of your energy dollars. Your home’s duct system, a branching network of tubes in the walls, … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tip!

Air Sealing Air leakage, or infiltration, occurs when outside air enters a house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. Properly air sealing such cracks and openings in your home can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs, improve building durability, and create … Continue reading

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