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Help control power costs

You can help control the cost of electricity by joining CHELCO’s Switch to Save program. When CHELCO members use less power during high demand periods for electricity, it saves all members money by controlling wholesale power costs. As a reward for joining Switch to Save, CHELCO offers you two incentives. First, we will give you a $50 bill credit when the switch is installed. Next, you get a $3 bill credit in December, January, February, June, July and August as long as you keep the switch.


How the switch works

A switch is connected to your electric water heater. A signal is sent to the switch through the power lines to turn off the electricity to your tank’s heating elements.  

How can you help?

Simply allow us to install a load control switch on your water heater. When electricity is most expensive, we'll send a signal to the switch and power to the unit is cut for a short while, usually around 2 hours. Even with the interruption, your water heater will keep water hot for hours, leaving you plenty of hot water for showers, laundry and your family's other needs.

Water heater qualifications


Number of people living in the home 
Minimum water heater tank capacity needed
Four or fewer
40 gallon tank
Six or fewer
50 gallon tank
Seven or fewer
65 gallon tank
Contact CHELCO’s Marketing Department at (850) 307-1122 or email for more information or fill out the form on this page.


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