23 Jul Online tools help homeowners
by Beth Jimmerson
Conway Corp’s Energy Smart program is one of the many ways we’re balancing increasing demands for electricity with our commitment to providing affordable rates while enhancing the quality of life for our friends and neighbors.
In addition to zero percent interest loans and energy audits by our professionals, we also offer online energy audits and energy calculators to help customers estimate energy use costs and find opportunities for savings. Based on personalized information, customers can view a comprehensive report of their residential energy usage and discover cost-saving recommendations.
Home energy calculator
This calculator will provide you with your home’s personalized energy costs based on information you provide while allowing you to perform various energy-saving scenarios to pinpoint opportunities for savings. Simply answer a few, simple questions about your home and learn where your energy dollars are going, what long-term investments you can make to lower energy costs and the environmental impact of your energy use.
How much does it really cost to use the appliances in your home? This calculator gives you a quick way to get a feel for what your home’s appliances cost to operate on an annual and monthly basis.
Compare the purchase price and cost to operate compact fluorescent lamps versus incandescent lights. This calculator takes into account the cost of each light bulb and the number of lamps in your home while calculating the savings over a monthly, yearly and 10-year period.
Home energy library
Want to know more about energy efficiency? Browse through hundreds of pages of topics, including meters, energy fundamentals, energy audits, energy improvements, insulation, ventilation and more. You can also learn how to read your electric meter and electric bill.
Interactive energy home
This graphically rich and interactive house is a virtual library to learn how your home’s systems use energy and identify the best opportunities for savings and home improvements.
Fundamentals of electricity
Learn how the electric utility industry generates and delivers power to customers covering basics, delivery, safety and generation.
Kids Korner creates a rich, kid-friendly environment to facilitate energy education with everything from energy-themed games to teacher lesson plans.
To learn more about energy efficiency or explore these free applications, visit ConwayCorp.com/EnergySmart and click on the Energy Calculators tab.
A long-time Conway resident, Beth McCullough Jimmerson is the marketing coordinator for Conway Corp. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.