Energy Tips & Rebates

Energy Efficiency

We know that energy efficiency is important to our customers. In addition to providing for electric water heater and heat pump rebates, see our peak usage tips below.


Rebates

Call 405.742.8230 if you have questions about rebates.

To receive a rebate, you'll also need to submit a completed IRS Form W-9 form.


Peak Usage Tips

We want to help customers reduce their energy consumption during peak periods, which are normally between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on summer weekdays. To reduce system demand, we ask customers to lower the amount of electricity they use during this time.

Here are some ways you can conserve energy and still live comfortably. If these peaks are reduced, we can all save money.

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher, and use a fan to circulate the cool air. Cooling costs are typically 60 percent of your total utility bill. For every degree you set the thermostat below 78 degrees, you use 2 to 5 percent more electricity.

  • Make sure all windows and doors are closed when the air conditioner is running. 

  • Shade windows or close drapes on the south and west sides of the home.

  • Use heat-generating appliances (ovens, dishwashers and laundry appliances) after 8 p.m.

  • Turn off non-essential lighting, appliances and electrical equipment.

  • Turn down electric water heaters to between 95 and 105 degrees.

  • Avoid opening refrigerators and freezers more than necessary.

  • Avoid using range tops and ovens to prepare meals. Instead, use a microwave oven or outdoor grill.

  • Keep an eye out for neighbors, especially those with health problems.

  • Dry clothes on a clothesline instead of using a dryer.

  • Use your microwave oven or toaster oven as much as possible. If you use your oven, cook several dishes at once.


Ways to Keep Cool

  • Turn off the lights. Keep them off all day until the sun starts to set.

  • Close your outside doors and windows during the afternoon.

  • Wait to turn on the oven until it gets dark outside.

  • Avoid using the oven and cook top on hot days if possible. Try microwaving your dinner, grilling outdoors or serving up a summer salad.

  • Vent your clothes dryer to the outside of the house to avoid humidity in your home. Run it in the early morning or after dark.

  • Set your air conditioner’s thermostat to 78 degrees or higher.

  • If you have ceiling fans, run them. They make you feel cooler.

  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, even indoors.