May 29, 2013
PPL Electric Utilities customers can follow low-cost and no-cost tips to keep cool for less as the first potential heat wave of the season descends on the region this week.
Temperatures are forecast to be near or above 90 degrees into the weekend.
“We’d like our customers to know there are ways to stay comfortable that will help keep their cooling costs down,” said Tom Stathos, director of Customer Programs and Services for the utility. “People say don’t sweat the small stuff. But when it comes to advice on staying cool for less, doing the small stuff is what counts.”
Cooling tips include:
“With summer on the way, we also want our customers to be safe and remember to take steps to avoid heat-related medical conditions such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps. Be sure to know the warning signs and be able to take action,” Stathos said. “Heat illnesses can happen both indoors and out.”
Periods of high electricity demand, like summer and winter, can drive up electricity bills. For those behind on their bills, PPL Electric Utilities has programs that can help. One such assistance program is OnTrack, which can help income-eligible customers with a reduced monthly payment. The program also offers protection from shut-offs and a chance for customers to erase their debt.
Customers who may be having financial difficulties can call 1-800-342-5775 or visit www.pplelectric.com/billhelp.
PPL Electric Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), provides electric delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania and consistently ranks among the best companies for customer service in the United States. More information is available at www.pplelectric.com.