June 14, 2021
Temperatures are on the rise, which means Clarksdale Public Utilities customers are relying more on their air conditioners to stay comfortable indoors. Even though an increase in energy costs is expected during hot-weather months, there are a variety of simple steps that customers can take to lower cooling bills.
“Now is the time for customers to prepare for hot weather by taking action to make their homes more energy efficient,” said Curtis D. Boschert, CPU general manager. “Through our Simple Steps initiative, we are providing proven strategies to save energy and money, not only in the summer but throughout the year.”
A great starting place is the thermostat. During summer months, the ideal setting to maximize cost savings and comfort is 78°F. Every degree that thermostats are raised above 72°F can help customers save up to 3% on cooling expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Other simple steps include waiting until cooler evening hours to use appliances such as clothes dryers, switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, and strategically using ceiling and box fans to circulate cool air.
CPU also offers programs and tools such as Levelized Billing, Pick-A-Due-Date and online resources to help customers better manage their electricity usage and household budgets.
This summer, consider taking these Simple Steps to boost home energy efficiency and lower cooling costs:
Customers may visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s website at www.energy.gov and select “Save Energy, Save Money” for information about improving home energy efficiency.
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.
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