Contact your local electricity company. The company that provides your area with electricity will vary depending on where you live. If you are new to the area, use a search engine to type in the name of your area and the words “electricity company” to see where your electricity is coming from.
Ask about discounts you can receive. Often, you can receive help with your bill year-round if you are in a low-income household, on disability, or have a limited income for other reasons. A representative of your electricity company will tell you what discounts are available.
Participate in a voluntary direct load control program, if available. These types of programs are widely available in most areas, and involve getting bill credits in exchange for allowing the electricity company to install a control switch on your air conditioner, heater, or other utility.
- The electricity company will turn the utility off during peak hours.
- Often, the utility is not shut off for long periods of time.
- Speak with an electrical company employee for more details.
Here’s a interesting article From PRLog
PRLog – Sep. 21, 2014 – PHOENIX — Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses fall allergies and allergens that can be found both outdoors and indoors.
Fall is ragweed season which triggers allergies in millions of people. Ragweed is considered to be the most significant allergy trigger in fall, although there are other plants that also release pollen during this time of year. Depending on where a person lives, ragweed pollen may be present from August through November. Mold is another common outdoor allergen during the fall as piles of damp leaves or other organic material make for an ideal place for mold to grow.
“Both pollen and mold spores can travel great distances in the outdoor air,” said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network. “This can be especially true during windy fall days. For those who experience allergies all year long, they should also consider possible indoor allergens that they may be exposed to on a regular basis. Common indoor contaminants include mold, dust mites, pet dander, latex, insect and rodent allergens. We hope this new video helps to shed some light on this topic.”
This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that help to protect the public’s health. Sponsors include: EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, Clark Seif Clark, Zimmetry Environmental, ProcessMAP and Healthy Indoors magazine to name a few.
- Health: 50% of illnesses (such as colds and flu, allergies and asthma) are caused or aggravated by mold, mildew, bacteria and fungi, according to the American College of Allergists.
- Comfort: You can enjoy a home free of odors that are caused by the growth of mold and mildew in your heating and cooling system.
- Equipment Protection: Mold and mildew can accumulate on your heating and cooling system making it work harder and longer. This can lead to untimely repairs as well as the need to replace your system long before you should have to.
- Energy Savings: A Whole-Home UV Germicidal Lamp saves you money on your utility bills by allowing your home comfort system to run less often, for shorter periods of time and at peak efficiency.
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