Resources for Sharing with Customers During Cold Weather Months
The winter months traditionally have us indoors more as the days get shorter and cooler. With so many working and learning from home now, our homes are working overtime to keep us warm. Taking steps to help conserve energy will help keep you comfortable in your home while saving money. Whether you’re able to take one step to help improve your home’s energy efficiency or more, every little bit helps. Take a look through the below for cold weather resources, tips, and best practices.
Tools and Downloads
TempTracker 365 Tool
Winter Weather Energy Saving Bill Inserts
Virtual Energy Efficiency Checkups
Tips & Best Practices
- ElectriCities: Preparing Your Utility for Winter Peak
- ElectriCities: Warm Up to Savings – Savings Tips for Customers of Public Power
- ElectriCities: Are You Guilty of These 3 Energy Wasters? STOP NOW and SAVE BIG!
- ElectriCities: 2 Things You Don’t Have That are Costing You Money
- SECC Energy 101 Video: Weather, Your Home and Your Energy Bills
- SECC Ways to Save on Energy Toolkits
- Energy.gov Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
Spreading the Word
For communities looking to spread the word among customers and promote energy and money saving tips, consider the opportunities below:
- Pen an op-ed for your local newspaper providing tips for consumers on ways to save money and energy this winter.
- Share your utility’s winter weatherization prep through a series of photo or video posts on social media.
- Dedicate a page on your website to winter weather energy saving tips (and consider adding a link in your email signature to those tips during winter months).
- Reach out to your local media about serving as a resource in any upcoming winter weather preparation stories they may have on their editorial calendar (and encourage them to run a story if they don’t already have one planned!).
- Include energy saving tips in any materials that may be handed out at outdoor holiday gatherings, festivals, or tree lighting events in your city/town.
- Arm your customer service reps with talking points and best practices to share with customers over the phone.