As a member, you have access to the FREE powerful online Energy Resource Center to help you obtain insight and energy answers.
Part of the Energy Resource Center is the Energy Advisor. To our residential customers, it gives a complete analysis of energy use based on information provided about your home’s square footage, age, and number of occupants. You also indicate the types of appliances, windows, and TVs you have.
Access the Energy Resource Center one of two ways!
1.) If you are registered on ECI's SmartHub payment platform, you can run a comprehensive home energy usage report that will pull in your actual energy usage using the Energy Advisor.
Once in SmartHub go to My Usage menu select Usage Management and click on the blue "Get Started" arrow to begin. NOTE: SmartHub is much more than a payment platform, once members are registered they can access various account information from a computer or smartphone. The platform offers a dynamic My Usage section with many tools to analyze your past and current energy usage, as well as plan and conserve in the future.
2.) If members do not choose to register on SmartHub you can still access the FREE Energy Advisor through ECI's home page and variuos links throughout the cooperative's website.
In addition to the HomeEnergyCalculator, the Energy Resource Center offers many other great tools:
Other Residential Calculators
Visit the ENERGY.GOV's Energy Saver section from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) where you can find consumer resources on saving energy and using renewable energy technologies at home.
Resources for Your Ag Operation
Visit the Farm Energy Initiative from Iowa State University for case studies, energy-use estimate tools, payback calculators, and more.
On-site audits for both residential and agricultural facilities by energy professionals are also widely available. Common services include insulation evaluations, infiltration tests, ductwork tests, and more. For more information regarding home energy audits, contact Adam Albertsen, ECI REC director of member service, toll-free at 877-850-4343.