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Take the Load Off

The majority of us are watching our budgets, and saving energy will save us money. There’s no better way to participate in a voluntary energy program to help us shift or reduce energy use during the times of the day the demand for energy is at its highest. We call it: Take the Load Off.

With TLO (Take the Load Off) the REMC will install a timer on your existing electric water heater to control the operating times. After installation, a one-time $25 credit will be applied on your electric bill. The rewards are instantaneous, and the results can be measured in the savings you’ll see on your meter. This is one of those times your participation really will pay to save!

According to the Department of Energy, installing a timer on a water heater can save an additional 5 – 12 percent of energy. Water heater timers operate between the non-peak times of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. EST allowing water to heat and be ready for your daily use.


  • Must be a homeowner.
  • Water heaters must be electric and 40 gallons or larger.
  • Timers must stay in place a minimum of 12 months.
  • Timer remains the property of Clark County REMC.

TLO was introduced in the fall of 2010 and hundreds of members signed up to participate in this voluntary program. Now you can too by calling our office at 812-246-3316. Over three thousand REMC members have water heater timers and it’s working for them.

Receive an instant $25 bill credit after the timer is installed.

Installation is free.

Sign up today:

Remember to include your name, address, the size of your water hearter and a good phone number to reach you at.

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