FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- While the forecast this week is calling for warm temperatures, Fairfield County residents know that colder weather is just around the corner.
Once the mercury starts to drop, Eversource customers across Fairfield County and Connecticut will begin to crank up their thermostats and will want to make sure their energy dollars are not escaping through inefficient windows, doors, and walls.
Eversource is offering tips to help customers reduce energy usage, keep their homes and businesses buttoned up, and better manage their utility bills to save money.
“After last year’s historically harsh winter, New Englanders know how challenging the heating season can be,” said Penni Conner, senior vice president and chief customer officer at Eversource. “That’s why our energy efficiency programs are designed to help folks reduce their usage, keep the heat in their homes, and ensure that every energy dollar is well-spent.”
Making some low-cost efficiency improvements around the home can dramatically lower energy use and heating bills. Simple steps like turning down the thermostat, caulking drafty doors and windows, making sure heating vents aren’t blocked, and switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, all help save customers money. A good way to find out what efficiency measures are needed in any home is to sign up for an energy assessment through Energize Connecticut.
Customers can also take advantage of generous energy efficiency rebates and incentives, including those available for the purchase of energy-efficient heating systems and water heaters.
For information about programs Eversource offers through Energize Connecticut – including no-cost weatherization services to income-eligible customers – visit EnergizeCT.com .
Also, choosing to heat with an efficient fuel choice is another way customers can save. More than half of New England’s electricity is now produced using clean-burning natural gas. Though natural gas remains an abundant and inexpensive fuel, regional pipeline limitations coupled with a growing dependency on it to produce electricity, are pushing generation supply prices higher.
For additional information on saving money and energy, visit Eversource.com. To find out more on company and community programs, customers can call 2-1-1 or contact Eversource at 1-800-286-2000.
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