Yes, the temperatures have dipped dramatically but all is business as usual in the land of energy – we’re not experiencing a severe weather event. This isn’t Pogo, we’re just the messenger – official weather events are up to the National Weather Service and your TDU.
Did you know … that Mother Nature and your HVAC play a ginormous role in driving your overall energy usage (Pogo did NOT raise your rates, they’re actually the same as when you signed up). What does this mean??? As you kick those heaters on and set your thermostat to toasty, or think it’s better to use that space heater, guess what happens..yup, you’re driving up your usage. TIP: space heaters actually use WAY more energy than your regular heating unit.
Check out these tips that will help you stave off energy usage spikes.
Tips to Keep Your Usage In Check
Stop the breeze: Insulate your windows and keep hot air inside during the winter
In the winter, run ceiling fans on low pulling air up (button up) – but only when you’re home
If you’re leaving home for more than 4 hours, lower your thermostat to 68 degrees – UNLESS you have pets, set it to 73 degrees at least
Open the shades, blinds and drapes for the sun to help warm your home
Use pressure cookers or slow cookers in place of of simultaneous stovetop and oven activity
Regularly clean and replace your air filters to save the most on home heating
Please keep in mind following these tips doesn’t guarantee your usage will be lower but they give you the best opportunity to be proactive in reducing your consumption. While Pogo Energy does not increase rates due to the weather, the TDUs still have their energy rates that are out of Pogo’s control and included in your daily usage from Pogo Energy.
How To Reach Pogo
Just reply to one of your daily usage update text messages (or send a text to 24197) with one of our keywords!