Mara M. Hartmann
JACKSON, Mississippi‑‑Summer is here and what’s better to go with sizzling summer temperatures than some cool savings? Before temperatures start burnin’ like a heat wave, take time to prepare for their effect on your energy bill by implementing some simple and efficient solutions at your home or business.
“Actual temperatures haven’t yet reached the 100 degree mark this year, but they have been in the 90s with high humidity,” said Robbin Jeter, Entergy Mississippi vice president of customer service. “Since heating and air conditioning make up more than half of your monthly energy bill, making a few small energy-efficient changes now will help your A/C run less, and keep more cash in your pocket.”
Top ways to save energy and keep your costs lower without sacrificing comfort are:
“We also encourage you to visit entergy.com/savemoney to access a variety of energy-saving tips and calculators that will help you determine the best cost-cutting scenarios to suit your needs,” said Jeter. “And to avoid the billing spikes that extreme temperatures can bring, we suggest you sign up for Level Billing if you haven’t already done so. That way, you can better control your monthly budget.”
What’s more, you can benefit from Entergy Solutions, which offers numerous additional ways to help you lower your energy bill and find new ways to save energy – and money – at your home or business.
For customers struggling to pay their summer energy bills, Entergy helps low-income, disabled and elderly customers through its customer-assistance fund, The Power to Care, which is funded by Entergy employees, customers and shareholders, and administered by The Salvation Army.
In addition to The Power to Care, bill-payment assistance also is available through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. In 2016, some $4 million in assistance was provided to more than 26,600 Entergy Mississippi customers through these programs. For more information, visit Help for Paying Your Electric Bills.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 445,000 customers in 45 counties. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion and nearly 13,000 employees.