Power To Save: Cutting Back On Energy Costs

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SCRANTON -- When the temperatures start to fall this time of yearm you begin thinking about heating your home.

It's that time of year again when the cold weather begins to creep back in, and when home heating bills can easily skyrocket.

PPL wants to remind you there are several ways you can save on costs, you just have to be proactive.

"It's more about being knowledgeable about what electricity is, how it's used in their home and how they can better manage it," said Rich Beasley  of PPL.

One small change on the thermostats in our homes can save lots of money.

"By lowering the thermostat about five degrees, you can shave about ten percent off your electricity bills."

Use a power strip for all of your electronics, and turn it off when you're not using them because most electronics use power even when they are not on.

You can find PPL's new energy analyzer on their website.

It allows customers to look at their energy consumption on a monthly, daily, even hourly basis.

And that's not all you can do.

"We are encouraging them to go paperless billing system," Beasley said. "It's convenient for our customers, it's secure for our customers and much cheaper."

If customers enroll in paperless billing by December 15, they will get a free LED light bulb, which uses less energy and lasts longer than regular bulbs.

Beasley says it's all about knowing just how much energy you use and when.

"Once our customers understand where they're using electricity, they will be able to monitor and manage that electricity in a much better fashion."