PSE&G: Helping you manage Summer Energy usage and costs: Working with you:
In the summer months, PSE&G makes recommendations to their customers to help save some money. Please look at their website for other programs as well.
Summer is coming! Plan ahead and learn how to manage your energy costs when temperatures begin to climb. Follow these tips to reduce energy use this summer.
*Install a Programmable thermostat: Raise the setting to the highest comfortable temperature. You can save 3-5% on air conditioning costs for each degree you raise the temperature.
*Close the blinds, shade and curtains facing the sun: To keep out the sun’s heat and help fans and air conditioners cool more efficiently.
*Turn off power sources: Many TVs, computers and other electronics continue to draw power when hibernating in standby mode or even when turned off. Plug electronics into a power strip that can be turned off when not in use.
Here are some other ways PSE&G can help you manage your energy costs:
*Save Energy & Money: Get convenient online information to help you manage your monthly energy usage. Find energy saving tips, tools and programs to help you reduce your energy costs.
*Equal Payment Plan: Another way to manage energy costs and avoid seasonal fluctuations in your energy bill is to sign up for our Equal Payment Plan (EPP). The EPP divides the total annual cost of your energy use into equal monthly payments.
Home Energy Analyzer: Access through My Account at pseg.com: PSE&G’s Home Energy Analyzer is an easy, interactive way to learn how your household uses energy and get personalized recommendations to make your home more energy efficient.
Apply for Payment Assistance pseg.com/help:
If your energy bills become unmanageable, a number of payment assistance programs are available for low and moderate customers as well as senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Electric Safety Tips for Working Outdoors in the Summer Months:
*Always be aware of electric line locations: Keep a safe distance from them when using or carrying a ladder. Never let a ladder touch a power line. Be especially careful using a metal ladder.
*Use caution when painting or working in areas near the electric service entrance cable to your home.
*Never operate electric trimmers, movers or power tools with wet hands or near wet grass or shrubs. Always use heavy-duty, grounded extension cords.
*Don’t trim tree branches when a power line is running through them.
*If your TV or radio antenna needs repair, consider hiring a professional. Antennas are difficult and dangerous to handle.
*Teach your children about electric safety: Remind them to: Stay away from power lines, including downed wires, Never climb trees that are near electric lines or climb utility poles or power line towers, Never play near “Danger High Voltage” signs.
*Disclaimer: This information recently came in the latest bill from PSE&G and I give them full credit for all the information. Please be on the look out for this information on your next bill and check out their websites for more information.