Now is the Time to Reduce your Energy Usage!

Posted By on October 5, 2011

Cincinnati.Com featured an Article “Duke Plan Review Starts”. The Duke Plan proposes a 10-year electric rate plan. This would include a new charge to customers to help maintain 6 of Dukes coal-fired generating plants in Ohio for the next 10 years. This fee would be charged to ALL customers, even the ones using alternative energy suppliers. An average of an extra $10 per month would be charged to each customer or an 8% cost increase! Even more, coal prices and environmental costs are projected to rise in the near future. Under this new plan it could end up pushing all customers’ energy bills up 20%!

So what can you do if this plan passes or even if this plan doesn’t pass here are some things you can do to reduce your energy usage and save money:

  • Buy energy Efficient Appliances (Energy Star)
  • High Efficiency Furnaces/ Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems (30% Tax Credit)
  • Blown Cellulose Insulation(nu-wool)
  • Low-E Windows
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Solar Options

 Furthermore, adding energy efficient options in your new home or to your existing home may have government incentives. As a consumer, you may be able to get tax credits, discounts or grants for having the above energy saving products.

Although you can’t stop the rising prices of energy, you can reduce your energy usage by making your home more energy efficient. This will ultimately reduce the effect an energy hike has on your pocket book.

These are all things that will reduce your energy bill. All of the above are available on all Potterhill Homes, most of which are standard

Visit www.potterhillhomes.Com for more details or to see all of the green building options we offer.

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Katie has been with Potterhill Homes for over 3 years. She works on the technical side at Potterhill Homes, maintaining the website and assisting in Marketing Campaigns. She Currently resides in Cincinnati where she enjoys shopping and watching sports.

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About the authors

Katie has been with Potterhill Homes for over 3 years. She works on the technical side at Potterhill Homes, maintaining the website and assisting in Marketing Campaigns. She Currently resides in Cincinnati where she enjoys shopping and watching sports.