If you’re living in America, then you already know about the rising gas prices, rising inflation, and rising energy costs. At this point, you’ve probably already seen your utility bills come in higher than normal. We recently received an email from ConEd with some good tips on how to prepare for rising energy costs and we wanted to share them with our readers so that you can hopefully save yourself some money 🙂 Check out the tips below and let us know if you have any other tips we should be aware of.
Tips and information provided by ConEdison:
1. Spread payments out evenly across the year. Level Billing allows you to avoid large month-to-month changes in energy costs.
2. Consider a payment agreement. A payment agreement can help you pay down an outstanding balance in manageable, monthly installments.
3. Check your benefits. Find information about governmental assistance programs, such as Medicaid or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Customers enrolled in assistance programs may be eligible for discounts on their energy bills through our Energy Affordability Program.
4. Go energy efficient. Upgrade your lights, thermostats, and other appliances through our Marketplace rebates and savings, exclusive to our customers.
5. Manage your usage. Register for My Account and log in via conEd.com or our mobile app for an in-depth look at your hourly energy use.
6. Get customized tips. Our Home Energy Analysis tool can give you personalized tips and suggestions to help you improve efficiency and control costs this summer—and all year long.
7. Avoid peak hours. During the summer, if you consistently limit your electricity use during peak hours, you could save money by switching to our Time-of-Use rate option.
8. Choose your energy supplier. Con Edison does not generate energy. We provide customers their energy at the same wholesale rate that we pay for it and don’t make a profit on supply costs. Customers can research and choose another supplier and get tips for evaluating choices.
We’re here to help. If you’re still having trouble managing costs, visit conEd.com/PaymentPlans.