volume 67 - issue 12 - December 2017
In January 2017, SMECO and its contractor, Utility Partners of America (UPA), began installing smart meters throughout the Cooperative’s service area. Nearly every SMECO customer-member now has a smart meter.
Smart phones, tablet computers, and laptops open up a world of opportunity in how we interact with the world around us. People can be connected to their family, friends, and even businesses when it is convenient for them. SMECO knows that many of its customer-members prefer to pay bills and interact through those mobile devices, so the Cooperative provides multiple ways to stay connected with your electric utility.
Sign up for Members Helping Members to add $1, $5, or $10 to your SMECO electric bill every month to lend a hand to neighbors who are struggling.
The winter season is upon us and, as the temperatures outside drop, electric bills will rise. Heating and cooling costs are usually the biggest part of your electric bill, accounting for up to two-thirds of your usage. When it gets cold, energy usage increases. When energy usage increases, electric bills go up.
One of the key steps to saving energy over the winter months is to know the type of heating system you have and to maintain it properly. Learn more about efficient heating and cooling. Try these additional tips for more ways to help you save energy and money during the winter months.