Progress Energy Rate Increase
What can be done to help offset the utility rate increase? There many small things to help with your utility bill. The Department of Energy says you can save 5%-12% by installing a timer on your hot water heater. Progress Energy has an excellent home energy audit program. An auditor will come to your home and evaluate how you can save money on your electrical usage. Attic insulation, sealing of windows, water heater jackets, window tinting, servicing of your cooling and heating system are some of the things that may be suggested. Progress Energy will even help pay for certain energy saving improvements. By taking advantage of these low cost improvements you may be able to offset the rate increase.