February Task of the Month

Each month, the Monroe County Energy Challenge will present a Task of the Month for people who are helping us save energy and work toward winning the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize.

The February Task of the Month is to install and use a programmable thermostat.

Properly using a programmable thermostat in your home is one of the easiest ways you can save energy and money.

Did you know that Vectren offers $20 rebates on programmable thermostats for customers who heat with natural gas, or $100 off wifi-controlled models.

The cost of a programmable thermostat is $40-80. Estimated savings from using one is $60 per year.

For more information, see our February Task of the Month flyer.

As you take this or other actions to reduce your energy use, we invite you to take our pledge.

January Task of the Month

Each month, the Monroe County Energy Challenge will present a Task of the Month for people who are helping us save energy and work toward winning the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize.

The January Task of the Month is to lower your thermostat two degrees during the day and four degrees overnight. 

You can save two percent on your heating bills for each two degrees you turn down your thermostat for eight hours a day. For instance if your heating bill is $400 and you turn down thermostat just two degrees during the day and four degrees overnight, you could save eight percent, or $32.

For more info, check out our January Task of the Month flyer.

As you take this or other actions to reduce your energy use, we invite you to take our pledge.