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Energy Make Over Contest

Energy Makeover Contest

"12 MONTH CHALLENGE TO SAVE MONEY AND WIN BIG"

Water heating ranks in the top five energy users in U.S. homes. It accounts for
about 16% of your energy bill based on the national average. Your water heater
works with many of your home’s other systems. Here are a few ways you can save
energy and reduce your water heating costs. Turn down your water heater to 120
degrees. This will also slow mineral buildup and corrosion in your water heater and
pipes. Consider insulating your hot water pipes. Doing so can reduce heat loss,
allow you to lower the temperature setting and save an additional three to four percent
per year on water heating. You can also insulate your water heater tank, which
could reduce standby heat losses by 25 to 45 percent and save you up to 9% in
water heating costs. You can find pre-cut jackets or blankets to make the job easier.
Installing a water softener in areas with hard water will help with sediment buildup
and the performance of your water heater. Refer to your owner’s manual for regular
maintenance. Other tips to conserve hot water in your home include installing
low-flow showerheads and changing your laundry habits. Wait to do full loads
which means fewer cycles. Use the cold or warm setting to wash and cold to rinse.
If you are in the market for a new water heater, there’s four things to think about:
tank size, type of energy, warranty and overall efficiency. Sioux Valley Energy has
an unbeatable water heater program. We carry energy efficient electric Marathon
water heaters for residential applications and Westinghouse water heaters for ag/
commercial applications. Get the peace of mind in having a water heater that
is guaranteed not to leak for as long as you own your home or business (some
restrictions apply). Water heaters are connected to a load management program
that helps shift demand during peak usage on the system benefiting the overall
rates for members. Contact SVE for more information and to learn how you can
purchase the last water heater you will ever need to buy for $400 plus applicable
tax.

This month’s challenge: Inspect your water heater. Can you make
any changes to improve the efficiency of your water heater and to save on energy
costs such as turning down your water heater to 120 degrees, insulating your hot
water pipes or water heater tank, and changing your laundry habits? If you are
in the market for a new water heater, contact SVE at 800-234-1960 to learn more
about our energy efficient water heater program.

 



ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN OUR ENERGY MAKEOVER
CONTEST GRAND PRIZE - A MARATHON OR WESTINGHOUSE
WATER HEATER OR $400 BILL CREDIT! 
 Please complete the entry form and hit submit.

One entry per member.

Challenge Month entry must be received by September 30th to be eligible for the drawing.

Entry Form

 

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