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PECO's Tips For Saving Money This Winter

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    PECO's Tips For Saving Money This Winter
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    With colder temperatures comes rising energy costs, and PECO customers should get their homes ready for the winter weather now. PECO has a to-do list for winterizing your home, and it could save you $300 a year:
    • Have heaters professionally inspected and cleaned regularly
    • Replace air filters         
    • Install a hot water heater insulating wrap and insulating tape for hot water pipes in exposed areas.
    • Install water-saving shower heads to reduce the amount of hot water that you use.
    • Install programmable thermostats to better regulate temperatures.
    • Seal doors and windows with weather stripping to keep the hot air in and the cold air out.
    • Install plastic sheeting for windows in homes that do not have storm windows or double pane windows.
    PECO has other ways you can save money and energy:
    • PECO Smart Ideas is an interactive website designed to help you be more energy conscience
    • PECO's Budget Billing Program which makes short-term fluctuation in your monthly bills easier to handle by dividing annual energy costs evenly. 
    • For low and fixed-income families, PECO has a number of programs available including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which provides grants to help customers meet monthly heating costs. For more information, along with eligibility requirements, call 1-800-34-HELP-4.