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Electricity & Telecommunication Services
Serving Plumas, Sierra, Lassen and Washoe counties since 1937.

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative realizes that energy costs for everyone are higher than ever before, and we want to help you manage your costs while keeping your home comfortable.

To identify the largest inefficiencies in your home, first take a look at the age and efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment, hot water heater, and other large appliances, especially your refrigerator. Weatherization is the next most cost-effective retrofit for a drafty home. A small investment in weather stripping and caulk go a long way! Another easy way to lower your electric bill is to switch your incandescent light bulbs to LEDs.

Of course, the cheapest way for you to save on your electric bill is to get in the habit of conserving energy! Turn off indoor and outdoor lights if they are not in use. Unplug appliances or switch off power strips that don’t need to remain on. Remember that saving hot water saves energy; install a low-flow showerhead or water heater blanket, turn your water heater thermostat down, fix leaky plumbing and only wash full laundry and dishwasher loads.

Plumas-Sierra has many resources to assist you with your home energy usage questions.

If you still have questions, or need further assistance, please complete the Home Energy Audit Survey below to help us better understand what problem areas we may need to concentrate on to help you conserve energy. We will contact you to discuss your options.

* Required Elements  
* Account Number:
* Name:
* Service Address:
Address 2:
* City:
* State:
* Zip Code:
* E-mail:

* Daytime Phone:
Please include your area code.

Meter Serial Number:
Have you noticed any appliances malfunctioning?
Yes No
Are you getting shocks off any appliances or are you blowing fuses or tripping breakers?
Yes No
Have there been any changes in tenants or long-term visitors?
Yes No
Have there been recent changes in an occupant’s health care needs that may use more energy? Such as equipment or heating?
Yes No
Do you have any leaky plumbing or water heater leaks?
Yes No
Do you have any seasonal loads? Such as:

Extensive irrigation?

Yes No

Engine block heaters?
Yes No
Roof/ gutter heaters?
Yes No
Livestock water trough heaters?
Yes No
Extra space heating or cooling?
Yes No
Does your home seem drafty?
Yes No

Do you live in the home year round?

Yes No
Have you purchased any new appliances or equipment recently?
Yes No
Do you have:

A well pump?

Yes No

A hot tub?
Yes No
A plasma TV?
Yes No
Multiple refrigerators or freezers?
Yes No
An electric water heater?
Yes No
If you have central heating, when was the last time your system, including ducts and filters, were inspected?
What are your thermostat settings?
How many people live in the home?
How old is your home?
Would you like to receive additional energy saving information? Yes No
Comments: Tell us about any other changes in your home that may affect your electric usage: