What is the SimpleSaver Program/Demand Load Control and how will I know if they are being controlled?
The program is designed to monitor and reduce electricity use during peak demand periods when energy costs are highest. In the summer, peak demand occurs as air conditioning strains the electric system. During winter, water heaters consume more power, which also increases your energy costs. But if those units are managed even briefly during peaks by installing remote switches, you can get a credit on your bill, and we all benefit.
How will I know when my appliances are being controlled?
To better keep our members informed, here's a quick way to know if the switch you currently have is being controlled or not. If you observe a flashing amber light, no control is taking place. if you observe a solid red light, the appliance is being controlled. Water heaters will be off for the entire control time, usually 3-4 hours. During the summer, air conditioners should be controlled 3-4 hours also but the main difference will be they will be only controlled 7.5 minutes/no control for 7.5 minutes. This means the switch will only control the operation of the A/C for 1.5 to 2 hours. If you should have any questions or comments, please call Inter-County Energy and ask for our Member Service Department at 1-888-266-7322.