Energy Tip

Hidden gaps and cracks in a home can add up to as much airflow as an open window and can cause your cooling system to work harder. Home sealing your home “envelope” – the outer walls, ceiling, windows and floors -- can save up to 10 percent in energy costs. Start by sealing air leaks and adding insulation, and be sure to pay special attention to your attic and basement.

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Why does my bill show a demand charge and an energy charge?

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Why does my bill show a demand charge and an energy charge?

Larger customers are charged both an energy charge and a demand charge.
Energy, measured in kilowatt hours (kWh), is a measure of how much electricity a customer consumed during each monthly billing period.
Demand, measured in kilowatts (kW), measures the speed at which a customer uses energy. Demand is the customer's peak usage in that month. Waverly Light and Power ensures utility equipment is adequately sized to serve the customer's peak demand.
To help lower bills, concentrate on lowering your demand usage. The energy charges on your bill are influenced by your demand. By lowering your demand, your charges for energy and demand will both be reduced.
Demand charges can be reduced by installing more efficient equipment such as variable speed motors, efficient chillers, air compressors, lighting, as well as staggering production line start-up time more than 15 minutes apart.

For more information, visit the General Service Rate Design or call us at 319-352-6251.


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