A Smart Thermostat from Wake Forest Power is a great way to save electricity and lower your home energy bill. Through a Smart Thermostat you have the "power" to manage your home's cooling and heating system online or by a mobile app. On top of that – it’s FREE - Wake Forest Power will install it at no cost to you, plus you will receive load management credit depending on the season.
You can "Beat the Peak" with residential load management. Load management is a means of controlling the amount of electricity being used at any one time. When periods of peak demand occur, load management is used to reduce the demand and lower the cost. Customers who currently participate in any of the load management programs allow the Town of Wake Forest to install a load management switch on their electric water heater, electric heat strips, or central air conditioner. During periods of heavy demand for power, radio signals to the load management switch cycle the controlled units off. The more switches the town has in place, the greater the impact of the load management program.
Home Energy Audits
Take the first step in knowing how to manage your energy costs. Wake Forest provides free residential energy audits to qualifying customers.
Weatherization Assistance Program
The Town of Wake Forest is partnering with Resources for Seniors to raise awareness of the Wake County Weatherization Assistance Program. The initiative provides free home energy audits, adjustments, and repairs for those who qualify. The average homeowner receives up to $4,000 worth of work as a result of the audit and realizes an annual energy savings of about $400.
Energy Savers provides homeowners with tips for saving energy and money at home and on the road. By following just a few of the simple tips found on this Energy Savers Web site, you can make your home more comfortable and easier to heat and cool—while you save money. We bring you the latest information on energy-saving, efficient technologies. We even give tips for using clean, renewable energy to power your home.
Solutions to High Energy Bills
It is common to trace high energy bills to an in-efficient component (windows, heating and cooling equipment, ducts insulation) of your home or a failure of one of these components to perform as intended. It is not always easy to pin-point the problem, but fixing it can make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable.
Winter Energy Savings Tips
Keep your home warm and save money by following these Winter Energy Savings Tips .
Summer Energy Savings Tips
When temperatures start rising, Town of Wake Forest electric customers can save energy and money by implementing a few, simple Summer Energy Savings Tips.