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Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips

Co-ops are built by, and belong to, the communities we serve. That community focus drives co-ops as they respond to evolving COVID-19 challenges and local concerns. As families spend more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Snapping Shoals seeks to help our Members reduce the impact of increased energy use on their electric bills using a variety of efficiency resources and tips.

Resources & Tips

Our mySSEMC app, available in the Google Play or App store, will allow you to monitor your daily usage on a regular basis. More benefits of mySSEMC can be found on our Payment Options page.

Some steps you can take to help control your energy bills include:

Program your thermostat to maximize energy savings. Setting your thermostat one degree lower when heating or one degree higher when cooling can reduce energy use by up to 5 percent.

Air dry dishes. This step can cut your dishwasher's energy use by up to 50 percent.

Do full loads of laundry and wash with cold water. Using warm water instead of hot can cut a load's energy use in half and using cold water will save even more.

Substitute conventional light bulbs for LEDs. Lighting can amount to up to 12 percent of monthly energy use. LED bulbs can cut lighting costs by 75 percent.

Unplug appliances and electronics when not in use. Small appliances and electronics use energy even when not in use. When powered on, game consoles, televisions and similar electronics are responsible for up to 12 percent of energy use.

You can calculate your energy consumption using our Home Energy Calculator.

Assistance For Our Members

Operation Round Up
Snapping Shoals EMC offers assistance to our members and organization through our Operation Round Up program

Senior Citizen Discount
A senior citizen/low income discount is available to qualifying members of Snapping Shoals EMC. To qualfy, you must be at least 65 years of age and your total household income may not be more than $20,000/year. The discount, which is $12.00/month, may be applied on to an account serving the principal residence of the qualifying member. The account must be on our regular residential rate, be separately metered and be in the applicant's name. Call us at 770-786-3484 for details.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP)
Snapping Shoals supports the Division of Family & Children Services to help qualifying, low-income households pay their home energy bills.

Scam Warnings

Additionally, Snapping Shoals is urging Members to be aware of scammers during the COVID-19 pandemic. SSEMC does not call our Members asking for payments. Should you receive a suspicious call, please report it to your local police department immediately. When in doubt, you can always call our office at 770-786-3484.