RALEIGH (June 24, 2011) – As temperatures rise in the Carolinas, so does home energy usage for most households. But there are ways to beat the heat without wearing out your wallet. Progress Energy encourages customers to take simple steps to lower their energy consumption this summer and SAVE on their bills.
Being smart about energy usage is simple. Just remember the acronym SAVE.
S – Set the thermostat on the highest comfortable setting.
A – Adjust your water heater.
V – Visit progress-energy.com/save for tips and ways to save.
E – Eliminate hotspots in the home.
Don't forget to take advantage of the many incentives offered by Progress Energy for energy-efficiency purchases and improvements. From lighting to appliances to maintenance and upgrades that won’t break the bank, Progress Energy offers incentives to help you take control of your energy use and your monthly bill.
Take the Customized Home Energy Report, and find about energy saving tips, available incentives and ways you can SAVE on your bill this summer at www.progress-energy.com/save.
Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 500 energy company with more than 22,000 megawatts of generation capacity and approximately $10 billion in annual revenues. Progress Energy includes two major electric utilities that serve about 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida. The company has earned the Edison Electric Institute's Edison Award, the industry's highest honor, in recognition of its operational excellence, and was the first utility to receive the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Founder's Award for customer service. The company is pursuing a balanced strategy for a secure energy future, which includes aggressive energy-efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art electricity system. Progress Energy celebrated a century of service in 2008. Visit the company’s website at www.progress-energy.com.
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