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PECO Customers Can Rake in the Savings This Fall With These Helpful Tips!

With fall weather in the forecast, act now to save energy and money

Chillier fall weather is on its way, and PECO reminds customers of easy tips to help save energy and money. The autumn season is the perfect time to take a look at the energy efficiency of your home and begin to prepare for winter.

Here are some easy steps customers can take to save energy and money this fall and winter:

  • Keep it sealed. Use caulking or weather stripping around doors, windows and any openings for utility services. Locks on your windows can make them tighter and more draft-resistant. A drafty house lets warm air escape and is much more costly to keep warm – especially during cooler weather.
  • Upgrade your insulation. Insulating your home can significantly reduce your heating costs, while increasing the comfort of your home. Reducing air leaks – in floors, walls, ceilings, ducts, fireplaces, plumbing penetrations, doors, windows and vents – could cut 10 percent from an average household's monthly energy bill.
  • Check your ducts for air leaks. Look for joints that should be connected but have separated, as leaky ductwork can increase your utility bill significantly.
  • Warm up your system. Service your heating system at the beginning of each heating season. A well-maintained system will last longer, operate better and save you money.
  • Manage your thermostat. Keep thermostats set at a constant, comfortable level. You can save about 2 percent on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat.
  • Be prepared for shorter days. Cover or remove window air conditioners and adjust outdoor light timers for length of day and/or daylight savings. Remove screens from windows and install storm windows.

Looking for even more ways to save energy and money? With PECO Smart House Call, we’ll send an energy advisor to your home, provide a personal energy assessment and offer energy-efficient upgrades on the spot. By identifying energy-efficiency opportunities around your home, you could save up to 20 percent on your monthly energy bill. Learn more at or call 1-888-5PECO-SAVE.

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and more than 506,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 89.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2014. 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, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

Emily Ryan, 215-841-5555

Source: Business Wire (September 30, 2015 - 12:09 PM EDT)

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