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Electricity Efficiency and Benefits

Lyon Rural Electric Cooperative recently joined other Iowa Touchstone Energy Cooperatives to launch a new Web site promoting the efficiency and benefits of electric power, products and technology.

UseElectricWisely.com includes a variety of consumer-related resources, including:

  • Updates about energy efficiency - techniques, tools and tips
  • Current product information about electric technologies and products for the home
  • Online energy calculator showing how electric heating and cooling options can save costs for the homeowner
  • List of all member-owned electric cooperatives serving in Iowa
  • Contractor locator to help members find capable professionals to serve their energy-related needs
  • "Virtual home" showing where electricity can provide savings and comfort throughout the house
  • Information about electrical safety
  • Links to all cooperative's Web sites and news pages
  • Facts and myths about electricity

The Iowa Marketing Group, which includes Corn Belt Power, Central Iowa Power Cooperative and Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative, developed the project. All cooperatives in Iowa participate in the Web site either individually or through their generation and transmission cooperative.

Each participating REC can manage its own information about co-op organizations, news items, products, rebates, rates and promotional programs through an online administrative area. Cooperative personnel can modify this information at any time. The online energy calculator uses specific heating and cooling rates based on the sites visitor's own cooperative.

This new site will serve as a place for Internet visitors to find marketing information about all cooperatives in Iowa. It is intended to enhance our own Web site by providing contractor information on electric products and services - and help us communicate that electricity is the best home value. Click on the following link UseElectricWisely.com.