United Cooperative Services
Members Can Save Energy and Money this Summer by Banding Together 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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Don't Miss the 2017 Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars! The 2017 Annual Meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 21, 2017) at the Glen Rose High School Auditorium. The event features fun, food, entertainment and amazing door prizes!
Get checked out at the health fair and let the kids play in the bouncy castles. Eat some great barbecue and learn more about how your cooperative works hard to serve you better each and every day. We want to see you there!
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Health Fair
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lunch
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: Entertainment (Sean Mitchell & Big City Music Revue)
Honor Those Who Make A Difference with #WhoPowersYou
United Cooperative Services, in partnership with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, is pleased to announce the second annual #WhoPowersYou Contest, honoring local heroes and celebrating the power of human connections.
From now until Nov. 4, United members and employees can nominate a person, such as a teacher, a coach or a community leader etc., who makes a difference in the co-op community. In addition to receiving national recognition, winners may be awarded up to $5,000 for a cause they champion.
It's the perfect opportunity to say thank you to a local hero and help them at the same time. Let's make sure this year's winners include someone in United's service territory!
Enroll in Rush Hour Rewards and Reap the Energy Savings
For an automated response to beating the peak, some members also may wish to participate in United’s Rush Hour Rewards program by purchasing a Nest thermostat and signing up.
The Nest thermostat can help members use less energy during the rush hour by cooling their homes down ahead of the peak and then slightly adjusting the temperature up a few degrees later on when it’s needed. However, members are still in control and can manually change the temperature at any time if they start feeling uncomfortable.
After signing up, United gives members a $50 bill credit after the first summer. They’ll earn $15 for each summer month they are enrolled up to $60 a year for each Nest Learning Thermostat in their homes. Click here for details.
Members Get Valuable Discounts on Furnace Filters through United
Changing your furnace or air conditioner filter regularly saves wear and tear on valuable equipment. What most members aren’t necessarily familiar with is that heating and cooling costs can be reduced by as much as 15 percent by regularly practicing this simple task.
Through a unique new service called FilterChange.coop, United members now have a means of obtaining filters at discounted rates and without the need for wasting gas on a trip to the store.
FilterChange.coop is an easy way to order filters online at a discount and delivered free to your door. In addition to saving energy by helping HVAC systems run at optimal levels, FilterChange.coop can save members up to 50 percent. Click here for more.
Lights out? Text Your Outage
Don't get caught in the dark again! Use our easy outage texting program to let us know when you're having power problems.
Outage texting is a free 24/7 notification service provided to members that allow you to report outages, check the status of your outage, and receive restoration notices by text message. Members must have five accounts or less to enroll, and all five accounts can be registered. Your cell phone number must be on file prior to registering for outage text messaging.