• Delmarva Power Provides Tips to Help Customers Fall into Savings

    Oct 10, 2017

    NEWARK,Del. (Oct. 10, 2017) – It may be early in the fall season, but Delmarva Power says now is the best time for customers to take the necessary steps to save energy and money this winter. By following a few simple tips and making a few easy energy efficiency improvements, customers could save 20 percent or more on their winter heating bills.  

    • Keep it sealed. A drafty house lets warm air escape and is much more costly to keep warm – especially during cooler weather. Use caulking around doors, windows and any openings for utility services. Using the locks on your windows can make the seal tighter and more resistant to drafts. Keep your fireplace damper closed when the fireplace is not in use.
    • Upgrade your insulation. Insulating your home can significantly reduce your heating costs, while increasing the comfort of your home. Reducing air leaks – in floors, walls, ceilings, ducts, fireplaces, doors, windows and vents, and around plumbing – could cut 10 percent from an average household's monthly energy bill. 
    • Check ducts for air leaks. Look for joints that should be connected but have separated. Leaky ductwork can increase your utility bill significantly.
    • Warm up your system. Service your heating system at the beginning of each heating season. A well-maintained system will last longer, operate more efficiently and save you money. The potential for carbon monoxide exposure is possible if home heating equipment isn’t properly tested, serviced and maintained.
    • Manage your thermostat. Keep thermostats set at a constant, comfortable level. You can save about two percent on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat.
    • Be prepared for cooler weather. Remove screens and air conditioners from windows and install storm windows.
    • Shorter days and longer lights. Don’t forget to adjust outdoor lighting timers as the nights grow longer. Take the time to replace older incandescent bulbs with new energy efficient LED bulbs.
     

    Learn about additional ways to save energy and money by visiting delmarva.com/my-home/save-money-and-conserve-energy/.     

    Delmarva Power is committed to helping customers by providing tips and information about how to save energy and money and connecting customers with helpful state and federal energy efficiency resources. The company offers payment options including budget billing to help customer manage their monthly electricity bills.

    Many programs also are available to help low- and limited-income customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills. Customers who wish to learn more or take advantage of these important programs can visit delmarva.com or call 1-800-375-7117.

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