Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1

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  • Easy Spring Energy Savers
    3/25/2015

    PUD Offers Tips to Save Energy & Reduce Bills

    Snohomish County PUD customers can keep their bills in check this season by following a few easy steps. There are countless ways to save money and help the environment at the same time.

    Simple Savers:

    • Unplug any 2nd refrigerators not in use (or move items to primary refrigerator).
    • Set your water heater temperature no higher than 120° F.
    • Use resource-efficient appliances. Look for the Energy Star label.
    • Install low-flow showerheads and low-flow faucet aerators.
    • Repair leaking or dripping hot water faucets.
    • Use your microwave instead of your oven whenever possible.
    • Use small cooking appliances when possible – electric fry pans, toaster ovens, etc.
    • When using your oven, cook more than one item at a time.
    • For lighting, use LEDs and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
    • Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows.

    Rebates for Efficient Clothes Washers

    Get a $50 rebate when you buy a qualifying efficient clothes washer that saves both water and energy. Efficient clothes washers are easier on your clothes and can handle larger loads. You’ll find these appliances at retailers throughout the PUD’s service area.

    Get Efficient with Weatherization & Heating

    PUD incentives make it easy. The utility can help you cover costs for duct sealing and insulation, heat pumps and efficient windows (for electrically heated homes). Install a ductless heat pump, for example, and you’ll receive an $800 rebate. These units not only reduce your PUD bill, but they also improve comfort in your home.

    For other energy-saving tips and more information about PUD conservation programs, visit www.snopud.com or call the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700.

  • PUD Tree Trimming & Maintenance Projects Help Keep Lights On
    3/5/2015

    Keeping the power flowing is one of the PUD’s most important jobs, and the utility takes it seriously. It invests in preventative maintenance, infrastructure improvements and technology upgrades to maintain high levels of reliability.

    Each year, the PUD trims up to 750 line miles of trees to reduce the likelihood of branches and trees coming into contact with power lines. Tree-trimming efforts have been well recognized as the utility has been named a Tree Line USA utility for several years running. The PUD advises customers to help it identify problem trees in their neighborhoods. The utility can help determine if the customer is responsible (for vegetation along the power line that runs from the pole to the service entrance of the home) or if the PUD can assist with the trimming or removal. Call the PUD’s Vegetation Management Department at 425-783-5579.

    The PUD’s ongoing system maintenance and improvements help minimize power outages and address growing customer needs. In the past year, utility crews have focused on transmission lines, underground cable, aging poles, distribution ties and other equipment throughout the PUD service area. Larger projects have supported improved system performance in Mill Creek, Clearview, Edmonds, Snohomish and on Camano Island. The utility also completed design work on two new substations, and automated several others as part of a multi-year grid modernization effort.

    For several years, the PUD has focused on modernizing its electrical system with smart grid technology, supported by more than $15 million in federal grants. When completed, the upgraded system will reduce the number and duration of outages and allow customers to monitor their real-time energy use. Improvements also will make it easier for customers to incorporate small-scale generating sources, such as solar, into their energy supply.

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