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Spring into Savings: Top 5 budget-friendly tips to tame your electric bill

Mar 19, 2024

No need to rush out and upgrade your heat pump or buy all new appliances to reduce your electric bill this season! As we prepare for Spring, Prince George Electric Cooperative reminds members to consider the following simple and affordable steps to tame your energy use:

  • A home energy assessment can help you determine how much energy your home uses, where your home is inefficient, and which problem areas and fixes you should prioritize to save energy and improve the comfort of your home.   Visit our energy resource center to get a free virtual assessment and learn where your energy dollars are going.

  • If you’ll be planting this season, be sure to plant coniferous trees and shrubs to the north and northwest of your home to stop wind and plant shrubs and groundcover plants to cool the air before it reaches your home.

  • Use loose-weave window curtains and decorate with lighter colors that reflect daylight.

  • Keep air vents, warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators clean and unobstructed, as well as the area around outdoor air conditioners and heat pumps.

  • The screw-on tip of the faucet, also known as the aerator, ultimately determines the maximum flow rate of a faucet. The most efficient aerators have flow rates of no more than 1 gpm.

Making small changes to your energy use can have a big impact on your electric bill over time.  Want to monitor how these tips affect your bill this month?  Be sure to download the PGEC SmartHub mobile app to monitor your daily usage.

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