There are many resources available on the Internet to suggest ways to save money by reducing your energy usage. However, not all online information is correct or relevant for your region. That is why I like to find information from a trusted source and one that is local. Here are some links to resources in Iowa that are worth a look.
Iowa Energy Center
The Iowa Energy Center was created by the Iowa General Assembly and signed into law in 1990, and is administered through Iowa State University. The Energy Center’s goal is to serve Iowans through reliable, objective tools, and information. – See more at: http://www.iowaenergycenter.org/about/#sthash.szBxR1RP.dpuf
Home Series booklets
Your Utility Company
Your utility company is often an excellent resource for energy savings tips. They also have information on rebates that may be available.
Alliant Energy (Interstate Power and Light Company)
Energy Savings Calculators for residential, small business, commerical/industrial, and farm.
Charitan Valley Electric Cooperative
Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative
Your Local Contractor
Your local electrical or heating/cooling contractor is a good resource for energy savings tips. For the Centerville, Iowa area, contact McGill Repair and Construction at 641-437-1086 to discuss energy savings options for your home or business.
Article written by Tim McGill, editor@Tree Branch Publishing.