Wright-Hennepin Blog

Save with a new refrigerator while recycling your old one

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

Did someone say annual meeting?

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

What's happening with the WH Solar Community?

Learn about new updates on the WH Solar Community project.

Solar proposals in legislature are out of this world.

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.

Save money on your lighting costs

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

WH's Off-Peak Programs Explained

How WH's Off-Peak program works

So, What is a Cooperative Anyway?

Information on what makes a cooperative different from other companies.

Why Energy Star for your Home.

Learn how Energy Star products compare to conventional appliances.

Tools used to help you discover your daily energy use around the home

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.

Save energy by using less water

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

Capital Credit Refunds: $1.2 Million of Benefits to you in December

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....

Comparing propane and electric costs

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

Save money on holiday lighting

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.....

Making your heating system more efficient with plenum heaters

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?

Energy-saving lessons from The Littlest User 2

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.

Rebates available for energy-efficient equipment

With summer winding down and winter quickly approaching, I’m sure air conditioning is the last thing on your mind. But with Wright-Hennepin’s rebates, now may be the time to look into upgrading your old unit.

Programs can assist you with energy efficiency

If you qualify for income eligible status and would like to make your home more energy efficient, there are local community action programs that can help you maximize your home’s energy efficiency.

The Nest learning thermostat

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, programmable thermostats can help you save anywhere from 5 to 20 percent on your heating and cooling expenses. However, 40-70 percent of the people who own these devices find them to be difficult to operate.

Save on your water heating costs with an air source heat pump water heater

You may have heard of air source heat pumps and how efficiently they operate to heat and cool your home, but did you know heat pumps can also help you save on your water heating costs?

CEO blog: Why electric rates are rising

Consumers are asking what's causing the increase in retail electric bills. For answers, see my "Your Turn" guest editorial, which appeared in the St. Cloud Times on Saturday.