Electric companies: allies in reducing your electric bill with home energy audits

As it turns out, our local energy companies are willing to get in on the action and help. Both Progress Energy and TECO have energy audit programs and the best part is they are free! You will need to gather some information ahead of time like thermostat settings, appliance usage, and electric bill history. There are a number of different options, depending on how specific you are looking to get. They offer ones you can do yourself via an online or mail-in form. If you would like something a little more interactive, they have phone assisted audits with a live representative. They even make agents available for in-home audits where they will come and work with you and your specific circumstances. Regardless of how they get the information, in the end you will end up with some no or low-cost energy saving tips and personalized recommendations for managing your energy costs.

What could be better? You save some money on your electric bill and get to do something good for the environment- all at no cost. So if you're interested, contact your local energy company to see what they can do to help.

With Earth day quickly approaching, now is a great time for each of us to consider our own environmental impact. We all hear that energy efficiency is one of the key factors for both reducing our personal carbon footprint and helping the environment in general, but sometimes it's difficult to know where to begin. When I heard that Sears was offering a sale on home energy audits, I was definitely interested. Unfortunately, I found out the sale is in California only (sorry) but I continued looking for something a little more local.

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