When you use less energy, it saves you money. MidAmerican Energy offers a variety of programs and rebates to help you save money and conserve energy.
You control how much you save – from a few dollars each month to hundreds of dollars a year – based on your energy needs and choices. Participating in energy efficiency programs and claiming rebates aren’t the only ways to save. Start saving now with our energy-saving tips:
Get it online Complete our free home energy assessment. Compare your energy use to similar homes in your area and see where your home uses the most energy.
Roll it out Make sure your home has adequate insulation. This includes the attic, exterior walls, floors, basement and crawl spaces.
Set it smart Keep your thermostat at 78 degrees or higher in the summer to save. You also can save with a programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts the temperature when you’re away. To learn more, view our energy consumption chart.
Keep it up Have your cooling system serviced once a year so it runs properly and efficiently. Change your air filters regularly since dirty filters make the system work harder and use more energy than necessary.
Buy it right Install ENERGY STAR® lighting and appliances in your home. ENERGY STAR light bulbs use 75 percent less energy and last up to 25 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
Let it shine Keep draperies, shades and blinds closed on hot and sunny summer days. Closed drapes also double as insulators.
Keep it clear Make sure your air registers aren’t blocked by furniture, rugs, drapes or other objects in your home. In addition, be sure to dust or vacuum registers or radiators on a regular basis.
Turn it off When plugged in, many appliances and chargers use electricity whether they’re on or not. This wasted power is called phantom load. Save by turning off and unplugging what you can, possibly reducing your home’s phantom load by as much as one-third.