How to get Electrical Bill Discounts
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.