Apr 20, 2022
Spring into savings with energy-efficiency tips from PPL Electric Utilities
With the spring season comes opportunities to save energy and money
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (April 20, 2022) – Days are getting longer, temperatures are rising and now is the perfect time to spring into savings with energy-efficiency tips and money-saving rebates from PPL Electric Utilities. And, as we all wave goodbye to the long, cold winter, you can find new opportunities to save energy and money by doing simple things around your home.
Thanks to a revamped web experience at pplelectric.com, it’s easier than ever to find these opportunities for saving energy around homes and businesses. Here are just a few examples you can use in the spring:
- Add window treatments: Curtains, blinds, shades and films don’t just look good. They also lower energy costs by reducing the amount of heat gain inside a home or business when temperatures outside rise.
- Fire up the grill: With the weather warming up, consider cooking a few meals outside to reduce the amount of heat inside your home. This will decrease the amount of cooling needed inside.
- Service your air conditioner: Routine maintenance, like replacing or cleaning air filters, can lower cooling system energy consumption by up to 15%, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Spring is the perfect time to call an HVAC professional for an annual inspection and cleaning.
- Upgrade your old ceiling fan: Consider installing newer, ENERGY STAR® ceiling fans to cool your home on spring days rather than running the air conditioning.
- Dust off those lightbulbs or replace them: Dirt can absorb as much as 50% of the light given off by a lightbulb, according to Consumer Reports. That can cause you to use more lights than you need, so now is the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning. Plus, it might be a good time to switch to LED bulbs. They use up to 75% less energy and last up to 20 times longer than traditional bulbs. Because they’re so energy efficient, LEDs can save you up to $135 over the life of the bulb.
With PPL Electric’s available online account resources, you can see how these small changes impact your overall energy use. All you need to do is log into your online account to view a month-to-month comparison of your usage.
In addition to finding new ways to reduce energy use this spring, PPL Electric offers various programs and rebates to help save even more. Take advantage of the following:
- Free virtual home energy assessment: An expert energy advisor will evaluate your home’s energy consumption and recommend potential upgrades during a 30-minute phone conversation. Best of all, it’s free. Visit pplelectric.com/virtualassessment to schedule one today.
- Appliance recycling program: Hanging onto an old fridge or freezer? If it still works, we’ll give you $50 for it. You can also get $10 for each working dehumidifier or room air conditioner. Plus, we’ll come pick it up at no charge to you. Visit pplelectric.com/recycle to schedule your pickup.
- Efficient equipment rebates: Earn a rebate for qualifying heating and cooling equipment and other energy efficiency upgrades. These rebates apply to central air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pump water heaters, smart thermostats, pool pumps and more. Visit pplelectric.com/equipment to learn more.
- Comprehensive Retrofit Bonus: If you’ve already made your first energy efficiency update, you can take advantage of our Comprehensive Retrofit Bonus. You’ll earn an incentive for completing two or three qualifying projects within a year. Check out pplelectric.com/retrofit for more details.
For more energy-efficiency tips, rebates and programs that can help you save — throughout the year — visit savewithppl.com.
PPL Electric Utilities delivers safe, reliable and affordable electricity to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in eastern and central Pennsylvania. It regularly ranks among the country’s best utility companies for reliability and customer satisfaction. PPL Electric Utilities is a major employer and an active supporter of the communities it serves. It is a part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies. Visit pplelectric.com or connect on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for energy efficiency tips, bill help information, guidance on shopping for an electricity supplier, storm updates and more.
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