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  • “Your company did good work and we will go with you next time we have an electrical project or upgrade to complete in our building.”–Sergio A., Church of Scientology, MN
  • “I highly recommend NEI Electric. I have worked with them on various projects over the last 12 years.”–Richard S., United Hospital
  • “From start to finish, they have exemplified why they are a leader in their field.”–Melissa P., United Family Medicine
  • “You should be proud to have Dan working for you. He truly is a fine young man and an asset to your company.”–Michael P., Homeowner, Woodbury
  • “There pre-construction recommendations provided us with a very cost effective building allowing us to focus on providing service to our patients”–Tom L., St. Paul Lung Clinic
  • “Chris did an outstanding job, I'll be recommending NEI to anyone who needs electrical work”–- Scott P., Homeowner, Rosemount
  • “NEI does it right - service is always prompt, high quality with reasonable rates and excellent communication.”–Phil W., Nuss Truck and Equipment Co.
  • “The quality of work is excellent. I will be an NEI customer for life.”–Robert H., Homeowner in Apple Valley, MN
  • “NEI Electric has done all of my electrical work for the past 10 years and they are prompt and efficient.”–Dan W., Benedictine Health Center
  • “Great job in responding to all my projects”–Nancy M., Homeowner in St. Anthony, MN
  • “NEI Electric is a sound and dependable company delivering top quality work at a competitive rate. Highly recommend.”–Randy H., Tapemark
  • “Jesse always does a great job. Thanks again.”–Nick Z, Homeowner
  • “We consider NEI like a vital part of our company.”–Phil, Nuss Truck and Equipment Co.
  • “Chris did a great job.”–Joe F, Homeowner
  • “It is a pleasure to work with professionals who share a cooperative get-it-done attitude.”–Wally S, Wunderlich Malec Engineering, Inc

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Summer Energy Savings

Did you know the average homeowner spends about $1,900 a year on energy costs? And, as we have witnessed, the weather across our country this summer has been extreme. Record-breaking temperatures and humidity levels have affected many of us and most would rather spend our hard-earned money on our favorite summer activities than our energy bills.

Here are some established suggestions on how to save on your energy bill, minimize your imprint on the environment and still stay comfortable.

  • Set your thermostat at 78 degrees when at home and 85 when away. This will provide significant savings, usually ranging from 1-3% per degree for each degree above 72.
  • Energy savings of up to 4% are attainable by washing clothes in warm or cold water and using cold water for the rinse cycle.
  • Save up to 5% by not using a dryer; hang clothes outside or inside.
  • Use your dishwasher and turn off the dry cycle to save another 1%. Believe it or not, by using your dishwasher you typically use less water than washing dishes by hand.

Climbing temperatures can lead to heat exhaustion and dehydration for anyone but especially to infants, the elderly and anyone with serious health issues. Be alert and watch out for your family members and neighbors; check on them regularly and remind them to keep drinking water. If air-conditioning is not available, find a cool public area to visit during the hottest time of the day.

With the peak demand placed on the utility company during extreme heat, power outages may occur. If possible, avoid running extra appliances from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. when the utility company will typically experience their peak demand.

Being prepared with a portable generator will help maintain the functionality and safety of your home. A generator will also prevent your food (and last hunting or fishing seasons’ harvest) from spoiling! To maintain the comforts of your home year-round, look into a generator (more information on generators can be found in our Winter 2010 Stay-Connected article on Generators).

Saving money is not the only benefit to minimizing your energy use; the more significant benefit is minimizing your carbon footprint. A joint program was formed by two government agencies in the early 1990’s to rate products for their energy efficiency. This joint program formed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy is known as Energy Star.

From their website: in 2010 alone through using Energy Star products, Americans saved enough energy to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars - all while saving nearly $18 Billion on utility bills!

Over the past decade, Energy Star has been a driving force behind the widespread use of innovations such as fluorescent lighting, power management systems for office equipment and low stand-by energy use. Energy Star provides trustworthy labeling on over 60 categories including thousands of models of items for home and office use. Energy savings on these items in the home can range from .2% on compact fluorescent lamps to 10% on furnaces and air conditioning units. So next time you find yourself shopping for a lamp or a new appliance, make the educated and environmentally sound decision and go with an Energy Star product.

Even though summer is short, the energy savings as well as your impact on the environment can be long lasting. By simply modifying your daily habits and purchasing Energy Star products you can do your part in preserving the environment for the generations to come.

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