Help CHELCO control costs and receive incentives with our Switch to Save program. If you are interested in joining Switch to Save, call us at (850) 892-2111 and ask for our Energy Services department, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
Help Control Power Costs
You can control the cost of electricity by joining CHELCO's Switch to Save program. When CHELCO members use less power during high demand periods for electricity, it saves all members money by controlling wholesale power costs. As a reward for joining the program, CHELCO offers you two incentives. First, you will receive a $75 bill credit when the switch is installed. Next, you will get a $3 bill credit in December, January, February, June, July and August, as long as you keep the switch.
How the Switch Works
A switch is connected to your electric water heater. A signal is sent to the switch through the power lines to turn off the electricity to your tank's heating elements for short periods of time during the peak hours when electricity is most expensive. Even with the brief interruption, your hot water heater will keep water hot for hours, leaving you plenty of hot water for showers, laundry and your family's other needs.
How Can You Help?
Simply allow us to install a load control switch on your water heater, and we'll be able to switch it off during peak hours. Even though you should still have plenty of hot water in your tank during these hours, it helps us reduce the intense electrical load placed on our entire system by actively running hot water heaters. As soon as the peak period is over, we'll switch the hot water heater back on.