For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (July 25, 2016) – As the fourth consecutive day of temperatures in the 90s grips the region, customers may be using more energy to cool their homes. With the current heat wave expected to continue through the next several days, PECO provides tips to help customers manage their energy use.
Here are steps that all customers can take to save energy and money:
Customers also should always put safety first. Be sure to check on elderly neighbors and relatives during prolonged periods of high temperatures.
To reduce the impact that high temperatures can have on monthly energy costs, customers also can sign up for budget billing. Budget billing makes short-term fluctuations in monthly bills easier to handle by dividing annual energy costs evenly throughout the year. Customers having trouble managing their bills should contact PECO immediately at 1-800-494-4000.
For more ways to save energy and money visit peco.com/smartideas or call 1-888-5PECO-SAVE.
PECO crews are prepared to respond to any outages that may occur. Customers can report their outage, or check the status of their outage by calling PECO at 1-800-841-4141 or through the company's enhanced website and suite of mobile tools. In addition, customers can choose how they would like to receive account updates – through text, email or phone – by visiting peco.com/alerts. Customers also can sign up for outage alerts through PECO's two-way texting program by texting "ADDOUTAGE" to MYPECO (697326).
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). The company's 2,400 dedicated employees provide advanced, innovative energy solutions to 1.6 million electric and more than 511,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2015 PECO delivered 86.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 38 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.5 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,600 local jobs and producing $760 million in labor income. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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