Take Control & Save
Everything cooperative members do to reduce energy usage not only helps Sac Osage manage growth, it also helps them manage their budgets.
Our energy-efficiency initiative, Take Control & Save, features a number of programs that will help make the most of the power you use at home and at work.
Energy Star Room Air Conditioner Or Water Heater Rebate
Members who buy an Energy Star room air conditioner qualify for a fifty dollar rebate. Limit one per member. Special restrictions apply. A water heater rebate is also available.
Home Energy Audits
Sac Osage wants our members to have the best information on what their home uses and how they can save money. We have contracted with a local agency to provide certified energy audits and AECI adds incentives to make important changes.
What is an advanced thermostat?
An advanced thermostat, also referred to as a smart or connected thermostat, can give you more control over the way your home uses energy, both at home and away. A smart thermostat connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network. After installation, you input the basics of your schedule and desired temperatures. Over time, as you change the settings, it learns your schedule and adjusts to reduce your energy use. Many have apps so you can receive updates, remotely control temperatures and monitor energy use. You can see how much you are spending on heating or cooling costs, tweak the programming to save money and see the results immediately.
Most smart thermostats also show you how effective your heating and cooling system is by showing the length of time it takes to make a requested temperature change. This typically discourages people from turning a thermostat way down to “cool the house faster,” which does not work. Another unique feature of many smart thermostats is geofencing. This allows your smart thermostat to know when you’re on the way home and automatically adjusts your home’s temperature to your liking.