OCTOBER 5, 2020 — Fall is a beautiful time in the Tennessee Valley. Leaves turn vibrant colors and there’s a hint of coolness in the air. With temperatures dropping, we turn up thermostats to stay comfortable in our homes and businesses. That makes it a great time to think about how to keep electric bills low.
TVA’s EnergyRight® team is offering Home Energy Workshops. These virtual workshops are free and teach all kinds of no-cost and low-cost DIY energy saving strategies. Our energy education expert can offer practical advice and demonstrations that will help you determine what may be driving your home’s energy costs so you feel confident to take charge of your energy use and save on your utility bills.
You will have a chance to ask questions and complete a brief survey to receive a free Home Energy Starter Kit to help get you started. See a list of available dates and times and register here.
The whole family can join in the energy efficiency fun. Parents of young children are coping with a unique set of challenges as educators plan for the remainder of the school year. In some cases, schools and parents are experimenting with hybrid learning plans, including virtual and in-person classes. TVA EnergyRight is also offering a series of free, virtual workshops that will help children ages 5-12 become energy heroes—saving energy and money—with lots of fun along the way.
An expert facilitator, along with an adorable cast of EnergyRight Monsters, lead children on a live and interactive adventure to teach them where energy comes from, the ways we use energy in our lives every day, and how they can help their families save energy and money around the house. Check out the list of free workshops and register here.
In addition to these free workshops, complete our online DIY Home Energy Assessment to find out where you could be losing energy and money in your home. Move room to room, and answer simple questions about your home’s energy use. Receive a free customized report with energy efficiency recommendations, plus a free energy-saving kit delivered to your door.
As part of this program, EnergyRight and your local power company make it easy to find a trustworthy contractor to complete your home energy upgrades. Hire with confidence when you find a TVA-approved contractor through our Quality Contractor Network (QCN).
And as businesses look for ways to create safer, more welcoming environments for their customers and employees, many are looking at ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses and bacteria.
UVGI uses UV-C light which is a short wavelength ultraviolet light that has germicidal effects and can be used in a variety of ways for disinfection. TVA recognizes the health benefits of UVGI technology and has partnered with local power companies to offer incentives for duct-mounted UVGI systems.
From energy-saving advice to trusted contractors, EnergyRight partners with your local power company to help you make smart energy decisions and save money. To learn more, visit EnergyRight.
This year’s theme for Energy Efficiency Day is “Save Money, Cut Pollution, Create Jobs.” Let us know how your family is saving money and energy by using the hashtag #EEDay2020.