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PUC to Consumers: ‘Prepare Now’ for Winter Energy Costs

Authored By: Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

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The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has launched its annual campaign reminding consumers to “Prepare Now” for winter energy costs.

“Our Prepare Now campaign reminds consumers all season long that winter temperatures come with increased electric and natural gas use and higher household bills,” said PUC Chairman Robert F. Powelson. “Now is the time to take steps around the house to reduce your winter energy bills. Step one is to check your electric and natural gas supplier contracts now so you can lock in the lowest possible price for winter. Step two is conservation.”

In its 12th year, the Prepare Now campaign provides consumers with simple tips to lower their energy bills, including shopping for electricity and natural gas, as well as tips to conserve energy around the house. It also offers information about low-income programs that help consumers restore and maintain service.

The year’s theme is no different:

Prepare Now for winter energy costs. Learn more about conservation. Check your electric and natural gas bills and supplier contracts. Use PAPowerSwitch.com to shop for service. Look into programs that help low-income customers maintain service. Visit www.puc.pa.gov and click on "Prepare Now" or call the PUC at 1-800-692-7380. #PrepareNow

The PUC is committed to helping customers minimize their bills while making the most out of every dollar they spend on energy. Even small changes around the home can save money on winter energy costs. Useful tips to help consumers cut usage can be found on the PUC’s website under Prepare Now.

“We encourage customers to take a few minutes to check their electric and natural gas bills and contracts with competitive suppliers and review the conservation tips,” Chairman Powelson said. “What you’ll find is that saving on your winter energy costs can be comfortable, convenient and easy.”


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