Ways to save on summer energy bills
Research the LIHEAP program if you need help paying power bills
(InvestigateTV) — Electricity prices for the average consumer rose by nearly 6% in the past 12 months, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Stastics (BLS) data.
- Install a smart thermostat to keep a tight control on thermostat use
- Consider lowing the temperature of water heaters
- Turn off or unplug nonactive/unused appliances
- Turn off lights in empty rooms
- Hang laundry to dry, rather than using a tumble dryer in the summer months
- Replace your shower heads to significantly reduce water consumption
- Use dishwashers over sink washes to use less water
- Take showers instead of baths
- Fix any leaks right away
If you or someone you know needs help paying energy bills, you may be eligible for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
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