Chilly winter weather can often mean higher seasonal power bills. Rocky Mountain Power is sharing some helpful ways customers can manage energy costs while still staying cozy.
“Energy use is very sensitive to temperature in both winter and summer, so high bill concerns from customers tend to occur whenever extreme weather hits,” said Barb Coughlin, Rocky Mountain Power’s vice president for customer service. “We offer a number of ways to manage bills during those times of the year as well as financial incentives for people making home improvements to lower their electric usage, such as adding insulation.”
Customers often contact the company concerning monthly bills during severe winter temperatures. All-electric homes that use baseboard and electric water heating, or use portable electric heaters are particularly high energy users.
However, there are a number of Wattsmart steps customers can take to keep winter bills under control.
Another popular choice for customers is equal pay. Under equal pay, energy costs are averaged out over the year so bills are more predictable and manageable.
“The sooner you call, the better for equal pay,” said Coughlin. “If you wait until the higher bills have already come, your average will have gone up, too. This program also helps if you have high cooling costs in the summer.”
Customers can enroll in equal pay online at rockymountainpower.net, via the Rocky Mountain Power mobile app, or by phone at 1-888-221-7070.