06/10/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/10/2021 09:48
Duke Energy offers low- to no-cost do-it-yourself tips, projects to prepare for summer's heat, lower your energy usage.
Energy-saving programs, tools, guidance available to track, manage energy use and bills during summer's high temperatures.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Summer means rising temperatures, and Duke Energy is helping customers save with easy, low- to no-cost do-it-yourself projects and tips to prepare for summer's heat.
'We typically see energy use spike in the summer since air conditioning is one of the biggest energy users in your home,' said Barbara Higgins, Duke Energy senior vice president and chief customer officer. 'We offer free programs, tools and tips to help customers track and manage their energy use, so they can take control and avoid billing surprises.'
Low- to no-cost energy efficiency tips
High temperatures can lead to higher energy usage and bills as people try to stay cool. Below are some tips to help manage your energy use.
5 easy energy efficiency projects for your home
Sealing air leaks and installing faucet aerators will help you save money by using less energy. These tips and videos will show you how with step-by-step instructions. And, if you have a home improvement project that requires a contractor, Find It Duke can provide free referrals.
Track, manage your energy usage
Customers can also easily track and adjust their usage all summer long.
Other energy-saving programs, tips and guidance to help you manage higher energy bills that can result from increased energy is available at Duke-Energy.com/Summer.
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America's largest energy holding companies. Its electric utilities serve 7.9 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and collectively own 51,000 megawatts of energy capacity. Its natural gas unit serves 1.6 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The company employs 27,500 people.
Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy strategy to create a smarter energy future for its customers and communities - with goals of at least a 50 percent carbon reduction by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company is a top U.S. renewable energy provider, on track to operate or purchase 16,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2025. The company also is investing in major electric grid upgrades and expanded battery storage, and exploring zero-emitting power generation technologies such as hydrogen and advanced nuclear.
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