Winter is here so it’s natural to start thinking about balancing how you’ll stay warm while keeping energy efficient. Being proactive and trying to solve potential problems before the cold weather is in full force is the best way to prepare…and we’re here to try and help you do just that.

Free Home Energy Audits
At JOEMC, we offer a couple of different options when it comes to home energy audits for our members. First, if you have a few minutes and at least 10 months of billing history, you can perform an energy audit on your home online. You’ll input a few details about your home and a calculator will break down your energy use and provide specific ways to save. We also offer members the option to have a JOEMC employee come to your home and perform an energy audit. During the free analysis, the energy specialist will make suggestions for efficiency improvements around your home. This includes a check of your home’s insulation levels, air tightness, heating and cooling systems, windows and doors as well as lighting and appliances. After the audit you’ll receive a summary of the findings, recommended improvements and opportunities to reduce your energy use and costs.

Consider Replacing Your Heating System
There’s nothing worse than settling in for a cozy winter night at home, only to realize that your heating system is broken. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start thinking about replacing your heating system. If it’s over 12 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it with a new, more energy efficient heat pump. We can offer heat pump advice as well as provide a rebate for qualified HVAC systems to help control the cost of replacement. If you are considering replacing your heating system or are interested in a free home energy audit, we are more than happy to offer assistance. Start by contacting one of our experienced energy specialists at (910) 353-1940 or (800) 682-1515. You can also email us.

We’re Here to Help
We value you, our members, and we are here to help you through the up-coming cold months. You can call our office and speak with a consumer representative about our budget billing program. Take a few minutes to visit our website and find energy efficiency tips/resources that include a video library, home energy calculators and information about HVAC or appliance rebates. Or simply follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we’ve introduced in 2019 “Tuesday Tips”, quick and useful energy efficiency advice for you and your family.