June 12, 2023
When outside temperatures are feeling hot, hot, hot, we all want inside temperatures to feel as cool as they possibly can. And with forecasters expecting 2023 to be yet another scorcher, it looks like our homes and businesses will once more provide a refreshing respite from the heat.
In fact, the National Weather Service not only predicts a warmer summer across the Mid-South region, but a wetter one as well. Clarksdale Public Utilities urges customers to get in front of those sweltering days now by taking steps to help reduce energy usage and keep summer utility bills in check.
“It is normal to see an increase in energy usage when temperatures are at their most extreme,” said Curtis D. Boschert, CPU general manager. “By making small efforts to be more efficient, customers can manage what they pay for electricity without sacrificing comfort. Something as simple as closing the blinds or sealing cracks can go a long way when it comes to keeping the cool air inside and helping A/C units work less.”
The U.S. Department of Energy notes that heating and cooling costs are some of the largest energy expenses in any home. CPU’s Simple Steps initiative offers a variety of ways to improve energy efficiency and stop sweating over high summer bills. And the best part is that most are budget-friendly and easy to implement.
The top ways to save energy and keep costs lower include:
Visit the DOE’s Energy Saver website for step-by-step guides on other energy-saving projects. More information on helpful customer programs like Levelized Billing and Pick A Due Date can be found on the CPU website.
If you’re still struggling with utility bills, assistance is available for qualified customers through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. For more information or to apply, visit the Mississippi Department of Human Services website.
Clarksdale Public Utilities is a municipally owned utility serving approximately 6,800 homes and businesses in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Its mission is to safely provide sustainable electric, water and wastewater services in a reliable and courteous manner by well-trained team members, committed to top quality, efficient operations, competitive rates and the vitality of the community.
For more than 120 years, Clarksdale Public Utilities has supplied utility services that support our community’s growth, vibrance and quality of life. But we are more than a provider of reliable and affordable electric, water and wastewater services — we are your family, friends and neighbors. We are people who care. We are CPU.Contact us