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Sep 12, 2023 | Energy Efficiency | 15 comments

Now is the perfect time to optimize energy savings for fall

There’s money hiding in your home, and a few simple changes can help you find it!

As the leaves and outside temperatures change, simple actions, household fixes and upgrades can help you save on your energy consumption this fall, winter and beyond. Here are some of the easiest and most effective changes you can make right now.

Infographic with images of fall leaves and text with tips to manage energy costs. Manage Your Energy Costs Here are some simple actions, household fixes and upgrades that can make a world of difference. 1) Simple Acts Icon of an outdoor air conditioning unit • Don’t leave your HVAC system running all the time. Turning your system on and off as needed can increase the unit’s efficiency by 5–15%. Icon of a smart thermostat with heat set to 70 degrees and a thermometer showing a low temperature • Adjust your thermostat temperature throughout the day, considering times when the house is empty. The Department of Energy (DOE) says turning your thermostat back 7–10 degrees, 8 hours a day, gets you 10% savings. Icon of a water heater with a thermometer showing a low temperature • Lowering the temperature of your water heater by just 10 degrees can save you up to 5% on heating costs. The DOE recommends setting it at 120°F (unless you have health issues that require you to set it higher). 2) Basic Maintenance Icon of an air filter with arrows indicating airflow through the filter • Change the air filter in your HVAC system. Icon of a vacuum in front of a vent • Vacuum vents, air ducts and fans. Icon of a water pipe • Insulate hot water pipes to keep water up to 4 degrees hotter. 3) Upgrades That Can Pay for Themselves Icon of a hand setting a smart thermostat to 70 degrees • Invest in a smart thermostat. You can save $50 by going to the PPL Electric Online Marketplace. Icon of a hot water heater with an ENERGY STAR label • Replace your aging hot water heater with an ENERGY STAR® label and receive a $400 rebate from PPL Electric. Icon of a refrigerator with a $50 starburst icon • If investing in new appliances or electronics this fall, like computers and tablets, remember that ENERGY STAR devices can save you money and energy. As we approach the winter heating season, our budget billing program can help make your payments more predictable each month. PPL Electric Utilities logo

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  1. William Henderson

    What do you mean submit a comment? Concerning what areas?0

  2. Christine OBoyle

    Please stop raising your prices. Us seniors can’t afford living here . Start sending our bills to Joe Biden in Washington DC.

    • Judith Bogart

      That’s the best idea I’ve heard yet.

  3. Zarmen Saghm

    I would like to add insulation to my attic. Would PP&L help me with the cost?

    • Alecia

      Please review our current rebates for additional information. Thank you!


    Do you suggest varying the temperature during the day in the fall months, but my understanding is with the heat pump that is not cost-effective. Is that true?

    • Alecia

      Good Morning, it is best to consider adjusting the temperature one or two degrees at a time to ensure your heat pump isn’t running off your emergency heat. Please keep in mind with an electric heating source you are paying for your comfort. A lower temp in the winter, may mean sweatshirts and warm sock for lower energy costs. We encourage you to find the best temperature for you, your family’s, and your pocket book’s comfort. You may review and track your usage online to help you have a better understanding how temperature setting and the temperature outside can impact your energy usage. Thank you!

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  7. michael a shaheen

    how do you get free whole house energy audit. my appliances are energy star and are only a few years old. I don’t want a salesman or person trying to sell me something I don’t need. I’ve seen this done on ask this old house

  8. Christopher Patterson

    I would like more information on the energy star thermostat

  9. Tim Velehoski

    I’m switching to coal. Who can afford these rates and increasing often

  10. Joan Williams

    If I plug my computer, printer, phone into an outlet strip and turn the strip off at night, is that as good as if I unplugged them from a wall outlet?


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