Tips to stay warm without added heating cost this winter

Cooler weather is here, and Roanoke Electric Cooperative is reminding member owners of tips, programs and tools to help lower heating bills. 

It’s no secret that heating systems require more energy than any other appliance in your home. However, with proper equipment maintenance and minor adjustments to your energy consumption, you can lessen the blow to your household budget this winter season.

What follows are a few simple and inexpensive actions you can take to  maximize savings:

National Co-op Month celebration continues each Friday

Member owners are invited to join Roanoke Electric Co-op each Friday in October, as its observance of National Co-op Month continues .

“We strive each day to show our member owners appreciation by the service we provide,” said Kirby Jordan, vice president of member services, marketing and public relations.  “This month is just another tangible way to let them know that we value their membership.”

Co-op’s Annual Golf Classic set for Nov. 15

Roanoke Electric Co-op invites all golfers and businesses to participate in the Third Annual Golf Classic, Friday, Nov. 15, at the Scotch Hall Preserve in Merry Hill, N.C.

The tournament offers participants an opportunity to enjoy a full day of golfing and a variety friendly competitions, including the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Putting contests. The event will also feature several raffle drawings for a variety of prizes.

Upgrade to $ave to reap savings on heating costs

Is your home ready for Old Man Winter’s return? Roanoke Electric Co-op’s Upgrade to $ave program can help member owners answer that question and make their homes more energy efficient for the cold weather season.

“The cost of keeping warm during the winter often poses a financial challenge for many of our member owners,” said Marshall Cherry, the co-op’s chief operating officer.  “This is often as a result of heat escaping unnecessarily from the home.”

Sept. 23: Application deadline for Bright Ideas Education Grants

Time is running out for local K-12 teachers to submit their applications for  Bright Ideas Education Grant Program, which will provide up to $2,000 in funding for innovative classroom projects. The deadline to apply is Sept. 23.

“The Bright Ideas grant program is part of Roanoke’s ongoing commitment to community and education,” said Kirby Jordan, the co-op’s vice-president of member services, marketing and public relations.