United Cooperative Services
Members Can Save Energy and Money by Banding Together This Summer for Beat the Peak
As Texas summers sizzle, neighborhoods hum with the drone of air conditioners cooling homes. It’s the sound of energy usage. And just like any other commodity such as gasoline, water or bacon, high demand drives up the price.
However, United Cooperative Services members can cut usage and save energy dollars by signing up for Beat the Peak, an early-warning system telling consumers when energy prices peak, and how they can avoid paying peak prices for power. Sign up today!
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United Rush Hour Rewards Now Available to Members with Nest Thermostats
When you cut down on peak time energy use, everyone wins!
Automate your Beat the Peak experience by installing a Nest thermostat, and we'll adjust it for you to save your energy dollars.
In collaboration with Nest Labs, your cooperative can reward eligible United members with up to $110 in bill credits during their first full year of participation in a new demand response program utilizing Nest Learning Thermostats. Learn More about how this new technology works, and how it can help you save money and energy.
Pay for School with United's Scholarship Award Program
The top 15 applicants selected during a first round of judging will have the opportunity to compete for a chance to be selected for three top-scholarship awards. The first, second and third place winners selected from this process will earn $10,000, $5,000 and $4,000 respectively.
Winners will be announced July 27, which is the same day final judging interviews are conducted prior to United’s Scholarship Awards Banquet. Both events will be held at United’s Hood County Office located in Granbury. Applications must be filled out between May 1 and June 1. Click here to learn more!
Dial 811 Before You Dig
As cold weather recedes into the warmth of spring, homeowners take to their shovels to prepare flower beds, lawns and vegetable gardens for the growing season.
However, members should take an extra step for safety before starting their home beautification projects, said David Stone, United Cooperative Services Loss Control Director. If they plan to pierce the Earth deeper than 18 inches, they should call 811 for a utility survey first.
“The hazards underground, such as power lines and pipelines, can cause a real headache if you don’t call first and you accidentally dig into them,” Stone said. “Not only that, calling 811 first is the law.” To find out more, click HERE.
Members Have Access to HVAC Filters at Steep Discounts
A few minutes. That’s all it takes to change your home’s air filter and start saving money on your energy bill. If checked and changed regularly, you could realize $70-$100 a year in energy savings. Plus, United has arranged for members to get up to 50 percent off of new HVAC filters by purchasing HERE.
Text Your Outage to Us
When a large outage occurs, high call volume can create delays in reporting outages. Our OUTAGE TEXTING ties directly into our Outage Management System. If we have your mobile phone number associated with your account, once you text your outage to us, the system identifies the outage by your number, and we can dispatch a crew or use remote technology much quicker. Please make sure we have the mobile number on your account to ensure this tool works correctly for you and for us.