Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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April 11, 2014

Duke Energy offers warm weather energy info.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As customers across Duke Energy service areas eagerly await the arrival of consistently warmer temperatures following a record-breaking winter, the company is offering reminders that can help save energy and money and encourage safety around the home.

“As many of our customers tackle spring cleaning projects, it’s also an opportune time to consider ways to use energy more efficiently and keep safety first as we transition to warmer weather,” said Gayle Lanier, Duke Energy’s senior vice president and chief customer officer. “Duke Energy offers a variety of products, services and information to help.”

Warm weather energy-savings information

Set your thermostat on the highest comfortable setting. If you’re leaving for the day, turn it up a couple of degrees.

Change your air filters regularly. A dirty air filter makes a cooling system work harder, which uses more energy.

The arrival of spring means that summer is around the corner. Make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you cool by having it checked by a qualified heating and air conditioning contractor.

Close blinds, drapes and shades during the hottest part of the day to keep the sun’s rays from heating your house.

An easy way to rid your home of clutter during spring chores is to sign up for Duke Energy’s paperless billing program. Paperless billing is a free service, providing customers the convenience to receive and view their bills online and make a payment via multiple payment options. For more information visit www.duke-energy.com and click on the “Billing & Payment” link.

For more ways to save money, improve the comfort of your home and become more energy efficient visit www.duke-energy.com and click on the “Save Energy & Money” link.

Lanier also reminds customers to remain diligent against scams targeting utility customers across the country. “We urge customers who are contacted by individuals claiming to represent Duke Energy to listen for red flags, hang up immediately if fraud is suspected and contact Duke Energy customer service using the number on their billing statement to review their account.”

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