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All households rely on utilities such as electric, natural gas and water service to meet basic, everyday needs. As the price of energy continues to rise, so does the cost for these necessities, and many households are looking for ways to reduce the cost of their utilities. By practicing energy conservation, you can develop habits to reduce your energy usage and save money on your utility bills. Whether you own your home or rent, there are a number of things you can do to save on the energy you use every day, throughout your day.
Turning up the heat is necessary in the winter months to keep out the cold Ohio weather. There are a few simple ways for you to make sure your home is efficiently keeping the warm air in and the cold air out.
During the summer months, keeping the house cool can be a difficult and costly task. Keep these tips in mind to get the most out of the cool air.
Everyone loves a home-cooked meal, but the appliances used in cooking can use a lot of energy. Conserve energy while you cook by following these tips for the kitchen.
Cleaning and fixing up the home is a great time to look for ways where you can conserve energy.
Sometimes conserving energy is as simple as flipping a switch. Here are some easy ways to reduce the energy you use around the house.
Each day, you take time for personal care activities such as showering, shaving and brushing your teeth. Try to save water in your daily personal care routine by following these tips.
Spending time outdoors to play in the pool, wash the car or maintain your yard can be a lot of fun, and a good time to look for ways to conserve water.
In addition to conserving energy throughout your home, there are a few other options to help you manage utility bills. Most electric and natural gas companies offer a budget billing program, where the cost of your energy usage is spread out over a 12-month period. With budget billing, you pay a set amount each month rather than facing higher electric bills in the summer and higher natural gas bills in the winter. At the end of the 12-month period is a true-up statement, where you will receive a bill or a credit depending on if you used more or less energy than your budgeted amount. If you would like more information about electric and natural gas budget billing, contact your utility company.Low-income households may also qualify for assistance programs to help pay utility bills. Contact the PUCO at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) for more information about the available assistance and the income guidelines to qualify.