Energy 101


Understand how SFE Energy works to bring you Fixed Price Protection Programs

How it Works


  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas

  • Understanding Deregulation

    Understanding energy deregulation is the first step in understanding your local utility bills and the energy marketplace.

    Your local utility will handle billing, maintenance, and supply your natural gas and electricity through the same pipelines and infrastructure that you have always used. SFE Energy will work collectively with your local utility to supply your home with natural gas and/or electricity.

    Energy Saving Tips

    Follow our easy energy saving tips, you can save money and energy right in your own home!

    Our Easy low-cost and no-cost energy saving tips –

    Home

    • Install a programmable thermostat – Manage your heating and cooling systems efficiently to lower your energy bill.
    • Turn off lights – helps you save up to 2% of your energy costs when you turn off light when you are not in the room.
    • Eliminate “Phantom power” – helps you save up to 5% of your energy cost by plugging home electronics, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use – most electronics including TVs in standby mode still use several watts of power.
    • Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F to avoid excess energy used to overheating your water
    • Make sure all doors and windows are closed when cooling or heating your home. Seal all air leak can save you up to 12% of your energy cost. Putting up insulating curtains, installing storm windows or plastic window films, and pasting low-e film to the window glass to further decrease on heat loss during the winter months.

    House chores

    • Wash only full loads of dishes and laundry.
    • Wash clothes in cold water and air dry them – helps you save 9% of your energy cost
    • Air dry your dishes – helps you save up to 3% of your energy costs vs using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.

    Bath

    • Use low-flow showerheads and take short shower instead of full bath for additional energy savings.

    Home Appliances

    • Switch your incandescent bulb into LED light bulbs – it can help you save up to 4% of your energy costs.
    • Appliances use 20 percent of the energy in an average US home. Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on light bulbs, home appliances, electronics, and other products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. When you are shopping for new appliances, look for the most efficient Energy Star model you can find. The biggest energy drains in a home are usually the refrigerator (particularly the model was built before 1993) and laundry dryer. Updating your appliances can save you up to 12% in energy cost. Calculate your electricity use using the Department of Energy’s energy calculator

    Follow all these easy energy tips can save you up to 40% of your annual energy cost. Why wait? Start saving money and energy today!