Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Be Cautious of Dropping Temperatures, Energy Bills

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Be Cautious of Dropping Temperatures, Energy Bills

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Temperatures are dropping fast in Pittsburgh, which may have residents concerned about higher energy bills. While energy prices are subject to a variety of factors that can be unpredictable, there are steps people can take to mitigate the impact.

Be proactive: NRG is proactively contacting its customers to make them aware of upcoming weather conditions and how that might affect their usage. But it's also a good idea for customers to find out what, if any, resources are available to help them monitor and control their electricity usage.

Winterize: A few,relatively simple actions can improve a home's heating system. Look for gaps and spaces around doors and windows, and use weather stripping to stop heat from escaping. Check the furnace, heat pump and/or air vents to make sure all are in good working order and running as efficiently as possible. …

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