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Jun 4, 2022 | Energy Efficiency | 18 comments

Quick tips to help you save this summer

Take control of your energy use this summer.

It’s June, and that means summer is here. You can offset the summer heat by incorporating some energy efficient habits into your routine. Here are a few tips to help you save energy and money as temperatures rise.

Take advantage of shade. Blocking the sun’s warm rays can help lower your home’s temperature. Try planting trees or shrubs outside of your home’s windows, or purchase sunlight-blocking shades or curtains.

Keep hot air from leaking into your home. Seal openings with weatherstripping or caulk.

Install a smart thermostat. You can save energy with an ENERGY STAR® smart thermostat by setting temperatures to match your schedule. Leaving for a few days? Adjust the thermostat before you leave home or control it from your phone. We also offer rebates up to $100 for the purchase of a smart thermostat.

Check your HVAC air filter every month. Your heating and cooling systems use more energy than anything else in your home. Routine maintenance, like replacing or cleaning air filters, can lower your system’s energy consumption by up to 15%, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If the air filter looks dirty, change it.

Use a ceiling fan. As long as indoor humidity is not very high, running a ceiling fan allows you to set the thermostat four degrees higher without a noticeable change in comfort.

Check out our Virtual Home Energy Assessment. A no-cost Virtual Home Energy Assessment is the perfect way to kickstart your energy efficiency journey. Your free virtual assessment includes a phone consultation with a trained Energy Advisor, energy efficiency recommendations, and a free personalized energy savings kit. For more information, visit pplelectric.com/virtualassessment.

For even more tips and ways to save, visit savewithppl.com.

18 Comments

    • Heather Lynn (Self)

      Then why say anything 🫥

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    • Kim Barndt

      I incorporate all of the energy saving measures already. More than doubling your rates is just plain greedy. The high inflation couldn’ t possibly need you to up your rates by 120%. Shame on you!

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  1. Peter A Melville

    For years, PPL, we have been thankful for the lights, the power, the dependability of American energy in our homes. There is no reason why we can’t have abundant energy in America. America is a Country founded on innovation and success not retreat and fear. While conservation is a great thing, some people are pushing a green narrative based on unsteady theories that have political undertones. It’s a downright shame.

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  2. Rance Stabinsky

    Can I save money by running my dishwasher during the wee hours of the morning?

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    • Kathryn

      Good Afternoon Rance, While using a dishwasher can help you save costs on water and energy, there is no specific time to run your dishwasher to save money. We offer a time of use program that you might consider. Read more under http://www.pplelectric.com/tou. Also, read tips and ways to save under savewithppl.com. Thank you for checking with us!

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  3. Ida

    I love it when electric companies send out these thoughtful tips for how to cut consumption and and then reward their customers with rate increases.

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  4. Michael

    Good info here. Lowering electricity costs would also help.

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  5. ANNETTE DAVENPORT

    Lower your prices! That would really help! That is my tip for the day… In the rest of my life.

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  6. Cathy Clements

    is there still any truth to running your dishwasher or doing your laundry between certain hours of the day to save on your electric bill? I know that there once was a plan that you could get on for this. Thank you.

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    • Kathryn

      Good Morning Cathy, Please check your bill to see if you are on our Time of Use program. If you are not on the program, running your dishwasher and doing laundry can be done anytime of the day at the same rate. However, we have a Time of Use program that offers savings when you make adjustments to your lifestyle throughout the day. You can read more about our Time of Use program and decide if it works for you under https://www.pplelectric.com/site/Ways-to-Save/Rates-and-Shopping/Time-of-Use-Plan. Thank you!

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  7. Penny

    My air conditioner broke down and my landlord installed 3 air conditioners for the windows and said to keep the fan on that’s on our thermostat. How high is that all going to do to our electric bill?

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    • Kathryn

      Good Afternoon Penny, If you have a web profile set up for your account, please review your daily & hourly usage under http://www.pplelectric.com/analyze. You will be able to view the time of day your usage is highest contributing to an increase in usage & bill then make lifestyle adjustments. Also, check out tips to save energy and money at savewithppl.com. We recommend speaking to an Energy Education Specialist to review your bill in more detail with a Home Energy Profile at 1-800-342-5775 (say Energy Education) weekdays 8am-5pm. Thank you!

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  8. Betsy Biscoe

    Lower your rates, you should be ashamed of this last price increase.

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    • Kathryn

      Good Morning, On June 1, the default rate for electricity supply, also known as the price to compare, increased to 12.366 cents per kWh. The price to compare is updated twice a year based on competitive energy auctions to secure the lowest rate offered. If you choose not to shop and do not have an electricity supplier, we pass on this rate with no profit to us. While we can’t control electricity supply prices and the increase based on inflation and other global economic events, we recognize rising prices create challenges for our customers and offer programs to help. You can learn more about shopping at pplelectric.com/shopsmart and apply for assistance programs and payment agreements at pplelectric.com/billhelp. Thank you!

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      • Sydney Weaverling

        Don’t even talk about your “programs” max you can make as a single person who lives alone is 20k max between my rent you guys and my other bills it takes to live yeah I notice the price increase… i haven’t been running my AC through the day just at night and my bill estimate is still around 83.00?! What is the point?! It’s because you guys are greedy and know you really don’t have any competition. Bravo PPL way to stick it to us!! makes me angry

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  9. Terri

    I applied for the standard option in May to avoid the large rate hike. Received my new bill and it does not reflect the lower rate. Called and was passed around to 3 people and was told they have no record of me calling in May! I took a page of notes while on that phone call and I show the calls in my phone history. Not a happy customer and would like to speak to a manager

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    • Kathryn

      Good Afternoon Terri, Please private message us at http://www.pplelectric.com with your account number, address & phone number so we can assist you. Thank you!

      Reply

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