Shift into Savings

As a member of Hendricks Power, we've encouraged you to use energy wisely and make smart energy choices to save money. But did you know that when you use electricity can be just as important as how much you use?
Throughout the day, energy use fluctuates based on member demand. Typically, most households use larger amounts of electricity in the morning while getting ready for their day, and in the evenings, upon return from work while cooking dinner, doing laundry, and watching television. 

Shedding Light on Solar

The solar power and renewable energy sectors have grown tremendously over the last ten years. With promises of lower energy bills, tax incentives, and increased property value, going solar is an attractive option for homeowners. Many homeowners can enjoy these benefits, but some companies take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Before signing a contract, here are a few considerations and questions to ask!  

DIYers: How Safe is Your Workshop?

Be sure to make these tips standard in your workshop:

- Inspect tools before using them

- Inspect cords and plugs for signs of wear

- Ensure cords aren't a tripping hazard

- Use the right tool for the job

- Use heavy-duty properly-rated extension cords without any damage

- Use a clamp to secure whatever you're working on

- Make sure your area is well-lit

- Wear the proper clothing and protection for the task

- Keep floors and areas as clean and dry as possible

Gifts that Keep on Giving!

This holiday season, giving the gift of energy savings and a healthier planet means so much more. When you choose ENERGY-STAR certified electronics, appliances, and other products, your gift will have the latest features and save energy and money. It's a gift that does a world of good for your loved ones and the planet.
Here are our top three holiday gifts that will help save energy.
1. Smart Thermostats

Space Heater Safety Tips & Tricks

Small space heaters are typically used when the main heating system is inadequate or when central heating is too costly to install or operate. In some cases, small space heaters can be less expensive to use if you only want to heat one room or supplement inadequate heating in one room. They can also boost the temperature of rooms used by individuals who are sensitive to cold, especially elderly persons, without overheating your entire home. Space heaters commonly run on electricity, propane, natural gas, and kerosene.

Gobble Up Thanksgiving Energy Savings

Thanksgiving has become a favorite American holiday as family and friends reunite to feast and give thanks. Unfortunately, the cooking and extra guests in your home can contribute to an annual increase in energy use due to a usual drop in temperatures, lights staying on longer, and appliances operating more frequently. 
Here are some energy-saving tips which can help lower the unwelcome tradition of higher energy bills following Thanksgiving celebrations: