SWEPCO’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® receives national recognition

Pictured left to right: Kent Tomlinson, SWEPCO Senior Energy Efficiency & Consumer Program Coordinator, and Jacob Nielsen, CLEAResult Program Manager, stand with the ACEEE Certificate of Recognition for an Exemplary Program

Earlier this year, our Arkansas-specific Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program received an Exemplary Program Award from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. It was recognized for its effectiveness and innovation in helping residential customers achieve greater levels of energy efficiency. Arkansas customers, see if you qualify for the program’s no-cost home energy assessments and energy efficiency improvements today.

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Warm up with a fan. No, really.

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Using your ceiling fan to circulate warm air when it’s cold outside can also help you save money on your SWEPCO bill.

Did you know you can use your ceiling fan in the winter to help keep warm? If you’re like most people, you probably only use your fan to help keep cool in summer. Continue reading “Warm up with a fan. No, really.”

Eagle Watch Nature Trail has new boardwalk

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Visitors enjoy the new boardwalk during a recent Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society field trip to Eagle Watch Nature Trail. (Photo by Terry Stanfill)

The Eagle Watch Nature Trail at SWEPCO Lake in Northwest Arkansas has a new boardwalk to enhance visitors’ views of the lake and the area’s abundance of wildlife.

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Check your insulation to Rule Your Attic! Here’s how.

ENERGY STAR and SWEPCO want you to learn how to take action today and Rule Your Attic!

Nine out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under insulated, according to ENERGY STAR. Under-insulated attics in particular waste homeowners’ money through high energy bills.

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Love Your HVAC System: Is It Time For A Tune-up?

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Annual maintenance extends the life of your system and helps you avoid costly breakdowns.

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SWEPCO meets with Texas customers at annual Home & Design Show

Senior Customer Account Manager Carolyn Hampton visits with attendees at the East Texas Builders Association Home & Design Show.

Attendees asked questions, learned energy efficiency tips, and got some SWEPCO swag

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Shine the light on love: SWEPCO’s Zac & Lauren Pianalto

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Zac and Lauren Pianalto

The couple met on both of their first days of work at SWEPCO in February 2007. Continue reading “Shine the light on love: SWEPCO’s Zac & Lauren Pianalto”

Set Your Thermostat for Savings this Winter


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To save energy (and money) in the winter, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 68°F while you’re awake and then setting it lower while you’re asleep or away from home.

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that a one-degree reduction in your normal thermostat setting maintained for eight hours can reduce a home’s energy bill by one percent.

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Leaky Homes = Less Savings

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Sealing air leaks is a cost-effective way to save on heating costs while maintaining the comfort of your home during cold winter months.

Air leakage is when the air in your home is able to escape through cracks and crevices. This also happens in reverse when outside air is able to get into your house through those same cracks and crevices. Continue reading “Leaky Homes = Less Savings”