Energy Efficiency Events for South Dakotans

Energy Efficiency News for South Dakotans

December 2017

Xcel Energy offers lighting tips for the holiday season

For those who are decking the halls and decorating their homes this holiday season, there are plenty of options to add holiday cheer that won’t break the bank .…(read more)

August 2017

Back to school means back to energy savings

Back to school season is upon us. Parents and kids alike both look forward to the first day of school. Some children look forward to seeing their friends every day while others are excited for the new school clothes and supplies that come with starting a new grade. .…(read more)

MidAmerican Energy asks customers to conserve energy

As temperatures rise, so can energy use. As a result of the recent hot weather, MidAmerican Energy Co. is encouraging customers employ practices to conserve energy.…(read more)

July 2017

Four ways to stay cool that don't involve your A/C

On days when the temperature outside reaches into the 90s and 100s, most
Americans rely on air conditioning to stay comfortable. Air conditioning is often considered a necessity in today’s world, but that hasn’t always been the case. In
fact, you don’t have to look too far back to find a time when many Americans didn’t
have A/C in their homes.…(read more)

Here's everything you need to know to save energy, in one spot

If you’re looking for a few tips on how to save energy and lower your utility bills this summer, we’ve got you covered. The U.S. Department of Energy has put together a list of tools and calculators to point you in the right direction. It’s a one-stop shop to answering all of your energy-savings questions..… (read more)

June 2017

Stay comfortable this summer without breaking the bank

When hot sticky weather moves in, most people turn on their air conditioning to keep cool and stay comfortable. High temperatures and humidity are summer staples and Xcel Energy is offering some tips to help customers find relief from the heat and their bills this season..… (read more)

Kids home playing video games this summer? Check out these game console saving tips

Most kids have been on summer break for a few weeks now. The initial excitement of pools and playgrounds may be dwindling and the reality of filling long summer days is setting in..… (read more)

May 2017

Win-win windows: Treatments that look great and help you save energy

Changing seasons bring new trends in clothing and home décor. There are countless ways to update a space. For many, a few select changes around the house is a great way to kick off a season in style. For others, the new trends and endless options for updating your home can quickly become overwhelming..… (read more)

Don't fall for these summer savings scams

The internet is full of helpful tips to help you minimize your energy use and save money while you’re at it, but there are also some tips that may not be as “helpful” as they claim to be.…(read more)

Energy savings have never been tastier

We all know that air conditioners work overtime during summer months. This is especially true if you spend a lot of time cooking. This season, you may want to reconsider where you’re making your mealsl.…(read more)

April 2017

Make Earth Day every day with a switch to LED bulbs

The annual Earth Day celebration was a perfect reminder for customers to embrace lifestyle changes that improve the health of the planet. One easy change that saves energy and cuts greenhouse gases is replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs. Before shopping for LEDs though, consumers need to be aware that not all LEDs are created equal.…(read more)

Four tips to save money at home while you're on vacation

Getting ready for vacation is exciting and, well, exhausting. Packing for the whole family can be a lot of work, especially if you have kids. Packing everyone’s clothes, not to mention diapers, snacks and toys, takes a lot of time and preparation. To save money without spending a lot of time, here’s a checklist of quick things you can do to make sure your home doesn’t waste energy while you’re out exploring the world.…(read more)

February 2017

Seal up some savings this Presidents Day

The time around President’s Day often marks the beginning of transitioning of seasons. Most of us are preparing to wave goodbye to the blustering cold and welcome the warm sunshine that comes with spring. As you begin preparing for the warm weather ahead, consider finding a little bit of time to tackle a home DIY project.…(read more)

Tips for buying and using portable electric space heater

During colder months, many people rely on portable heaters to add warmth to select areas of their homes. To help ensure energy efficiency and safety, Otter Tail Power Co. is offering a few tips for buying and using portable, electric space heaters. When you are shopping around for the perfect electric space heater for you, keep these tips in mind..…(read more)


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