On Oct. 19, we broadcast two sessions about serious topics affecting many members: cybersecurity and energy efficiency.
- In the energy efficiency session, led by Energy Advisor Peter Niagu, we analyze the energy efficiency pyramid and look at simple ways to cut your electric usage at home, including air sealing, insulation, and other low or no-cost DIY methods. We also inform members of our various rebate opportunities, including for ENERGY STAR appliances like new refrigerators, water heaters, heat pumps, etc. Solar and other opportunities will be covered briefly.
Schedule a free home energy audit with Peter for customized reporting and suggestions
Access PPEC's Energy Calculators (including appliance, lighting, and heating comparison tools)
See rebates available for home upgrades
DIY projects - energy efficiency tutorials, home checklists, and tips
- In the cybersecurity session, led by IT Manager Todd Taylor,(starts at 46:50) we explore what to watch for in your email inbox to decipher whether the email is a phishing attempt or a legitimate email. We also review the importance of creating a complex password and provide examples. We look at the biggest password concern: never use the same password for all your online accounts. Examples include bank accounts, store websites, or other companies you use to make purchases or pay bills. Free password software can help you to remember all the complex passwords, usernames, or other information that may be hard to remember without having to write it down.
Free password account managers
Identify red flags for cybercriminals
Phishing emails: How to identify malicious emails
The sessions were broadcast live on PPEC's Facebook and YouTube pages. The recording is also available to watch above.
Questions? Call us at 800-686-2357 Monday through Friday between 7:30 am and 4 pm.