With unusually cold temperatures and wintry weather, Pennyrile Electric wants to remind consumers to conserve energy that will help manage electric bills.
The cold has resulted in higher than normal energy use by members of Pennyrile Electric and other utilities across the region. There are a variety of options to monitor energy use, including the eScore program that was developed through a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority. It provides homeowners with a simple way to make their homes energy efficient. For more information, visit 2eScore.com.
Cold weather affects residential energy bills more than any other factor. Heating claims about a 42 percent share of overall energy use in U.S. homes. Electric cooperatives across Kentucky are reporting double-digit increases in energy use compared to this same period one year ago, which also experienced colder than normal temperatures.
Some tips to help conserve energy include finding and sealing all air leaks in the home, setting the thermostat to 68 degrees, closing blinds and curtains at night, making sure garage doors stay closed and more.
For more tips on how to conserve energy or to see different billing and payment options offered by Pennyrile Electric, visit precc.com