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Your source for all things energy-related: the WH blog offers energy-saving tips, maintenance guidelines, program information and much more.

Standard Air Conditioning verses Air Source Heat Pumps

May 8, 2013, Scott Thompson

Have you ever wondered how standard air conditioning compares to air source heat pumps? Find out more information here.

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Air Conditioning SEER ratings explained

April 29, 2013, Phil Glawe

As warmer weather approaches, it is important to begin thinking about your air conditioner. Find information about air conditioner shopping, rebates and ratings here.

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Save with a new refrigerator while recycling your old one

April 29, 2013, Mike Hofmann

Learn how to shop for an efficient refrigerator and how Wright-Hennepin can help you recycle your old one.

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Did someone say annual meeting?

March 28, 2013, Todd Jude

Find the energy saving booth at WH's Annual Meeting!

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What's happening with the WH Solar Community?

March 22, 2013, Guest Blogger

Learn about new updates on the WH Solar Community project.

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Solar proposals in legislature are out of this world

March 21, 2013, Mark Vogt

The Minnesota Legislature is considering several proposals that would negatively impact WH’s members and all cooperative members across the state. Learn how you can help prevent these costly proposals.

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Solar proposals in legislature are out of this world.

March 20, 2013, Mark Vogt

The Minnesota Legislature is considering several proposals that would negatively impact WH's members and all cooperative members across the state. Learn how you can help to oppose these proposals.

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What's happening with the WH Solar Community?

March 19, 2013, Guest Blogger

WH Solar Community project update.

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Save money on your lighting costs

March 1, 2013, Mike Hofmann

Read an overview of the various types of lighting types and learn which type is most energy efficient.

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WH's Off-Peak Programs Explained

February 25, 2013, Scott Thompson

How WH's Off-Peak program works

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So, What is a Cooperative Anyway?

February 15, 2013, Mark Vogt

Information on what makes a cooperative different from other companies.

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Why Energy Star for your Home.

February 12, 2013, Scott Thompson

Learn how Energy Star products compare to conventional appliances.

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Our WH Solar Community featured in the Star Tribune

February 7, 2013

Crowd-funding for solar power Article by: DAVID SHAFFER , Star Tribune Updated: January 14, 2013 - 12:33 PM Content copied from the Star Tribune website. …

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Tools Used to Help you Discover Your Daily Energy use Around the Home

January 9, 2013, Todd Jude

Have you ever wondered how much energy is used to operate your home appliances? You may also be curious about hidden energy leaks or drafts in your home. Let's discover how you can monitor your energy consumption and save money.

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Save energy by using less water

December 31, 2012, Mike Hofmann

Water conservation is very important. It saves energy as well as water. There are many simple was to conserve water….

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Capital Credit Refunds Benefit You in December

December 18, 2012, Mark Vogt

Approximately 90 percent of the electric bills we sent in December contained a credit. These capital credit returns are provided in December to coincide with the holiday season....

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Comparing propane and electric costs

December 17, 2012, Scott Thompson

Are you interested in comparing electric heating costs to propane heating costs? Let’s walk through how to do this.....

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Save money on holiday lighting

November 21, 2012, Todd Jude

The holiday season is approaching fast, and many of you are probably planning on using stringed lights to make your home look more festive. However, it's important to consider how much these electricity-drawing additions cost.....

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Making Your Heating System Efficient With Plenum Heaters

October 30, 2012, Scott Thompson

You’ve probably heard of them before, and you may even know a few things about them; but what exactly is a plenum heater, and how can it help you save energy?

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Energy-saving lessons from The Littlest User 2

October 15, 2012, Todd Jude

It was another strong season for The Littlest User contest. This year, we had 31 teams participate. Together, they saved a whopping 14,293 kWh. Check out the link on our home page to see how all the teams did.

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