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Written By: Jennifer Samuels, Communications Manager at APPI Energy


Energy is a leading operational cost for senior living communities. From electricity bills to energy efficient equipment, senior living providers are responsible for managing energy components on a daily basis. When was the last time your community upgraded its lighting or HVAC systems? Does your community have energy efficient windows? Do you pay your local electric utility for electricity supply, or have you entered into a fixed-price contract with a competitive supplier? As 2013 begins, you should consider all of these measures to help your senior living community reduce energy costs and consumption.

Go Green

When family members search for the best senior living community for their loved one, an attractive feature is environmental responsibility.

Electricity and Natural Gas Supply

Electricity prices are volatile, changing every minute, every hour, every day. Natural gas prices also change frequently and closely follow electricity price trends. Weather, infrastructure, natural disasters, and consumer demand are some factors that affect energy prices.

Natural gas chart

In certain states, the energy market is deregulated, which means businesses can purchase electricity or natural gas supply from a competitive supplier instead of from the local electric or gas utility. Deregulation offers consumers opportunities to save thousands of dollars per year on energy costs.

States with deregulated electricity markets include CT, DC, DE, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, and TX. States with deregulated natural gas markets are AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, WI and WV. If your senior living community is located in one of these states, you can consider a fixed-price supplier contract that locks in today’s low energy price for one to five years.

ALFA Member Benefit

ALFA selected APPI Energy as the preferred energy services provider for our members. As a benefit to ALFA members, the unbiased team of energy advisors can help you choose from many competitive energy suppliers in deregulated energy markets, and recommend cost-saving solutions specific to your community.

An increasing number of ALFA members are taking advantage of their benefit to reduce electricity and natural gas costs.

Electricity and natural gas prices dropped to historical lows in 2012. Colder temperatures in January and February 2013 will increase demand for heating and cause energy prices to rise. Now is an exceptional time for ALFA members to take advantage of their benefit to reduce energy costs and consumption.

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APPI EnergyAbout APPI Energy
: ALFA and 140 trade associations and Chambers of Commerce selected APPI Energy as the preferred energy services provider for their members. The unbiased team of energy advisors has a 16-year track record of reducing electricity and natural gas costs for 3,300 businesses in every state with a deregulated energy market. Contact ALFA’s trusted team of energy experts today at 800-520-6685 or info@appienergy.com.

UPCOMING ALFA WEBINAR SERIES

The Green Wave: Catch It Now To Save Money And Enhance Reputation, A Greener Future For The Senior Living Industry

The green wave of making buildings more energy efficient and environmentally friendly is now breaking upon the shores of the senior living industry. Early adopters are demonstrating that cost-effective energy savings of 30 percent are possible with no loss of comfort. How can you institutionalize energy management in your community? Learn more and register…

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