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PowerShift by NV Energy Saves Customers Energy and Money in Time for Summer

June 20, 2016
3:10pm

With the temperature outside reaching triple digits, the shift is on. PowerShift by NV Energy can help customers conserve energy and save money while keeping their homes cool and comfortable with a variety of energy services.   

“Air conditioning typically accounts for 50 percent of a summer electric bill, which is why PowerShift by NV Energy offers its customers Home Air Conditioning and free Smart Thermostat services to ensure their cooling systems are working as efficiently as possible,” said Pat Egan, Senior Vice President of Customer Operations. “With PowerShift by NV Energy, we want to remind our customers that they can effectively manage their energy use by taking full advantage of the services we offer to help them minimize the impacts of the hot summer weather.”

The Home Air Conditioning service can help southern Nevada residential customers more cost-effectively improve their AC system and reduce monthly bills. Customers can receive instant discounts from approved HVAC contractors for AC tune-ups and early replacement.

Once the AC system is in shape, the Smart Thermostat service can lower air conditioning costs for an average single-family home by as much as $100 year. Participating customers will receive free of charge up to four smart programmable thermostats with energy-savings technology, online access, a free mobile app, and 24/7 customer support. Customers can benefit from further savings by participating in Community Energy Events initiated by NV Energy during times of peak summer energy demand. These events help reduce the overall electric load at a time when energy costs are higher for everyone.

Also recommended are the following conservation tips, which are helpful throughout the year, but even more important during the hot summer months:

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home and 80 degrees when you are away.
  • Sign-up for the free Smart Thermostat to automatically set your air conditioner to operate when needed and to shut down when it’s not needed, usually when the home is unoccupied.
  • Maintain your air conditioner by regularly changing air filters and cleaning condenser coils, making sure they are free from debris.
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with more efficient LED bulbs, which can save approximately $7 per year on energy costs for each bulb installed. 
  • Use your outdoor barbecue, rather than your kitchen oven, when possible to prevent excess heat build-up in your home.
  • Use pool trippers to reduce the time your swimming pool pump runs--eight to twelve hours a day is plenty.

Customers can also avoid spikes in summer bills by signing up for NV Energy’s Equal Payment Program, which takes a customer’s average power usage from the last 12 months and divides it into equal monthly payments.

For additional information on how to participate in any PowerShift by NV Energy service visit nvenergy.com/powershift.

 

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For further information: Jennifer Schuricht, NV Energy 702-402-5241, jschuricht@nvenergy.com