Consumer News... For You! January 2023

January 2023
New Year’s Resolutions

Are you still looking for a New Year's Resolution, and hoping to find one that's easy to keep? We have some ideas:

  • Check your toilet for leaks once a month.
  • Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth.
  • Run the dishwasher only when fully loaded.
  • Look into new technology if you plan to water the lawn this summer.

Our website has more water savings tips for the home or business year-round.

Staying Warm

Winter heating season is underway but it is not too late to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your bills.

  • Set ceiling fans to rotate clockwise. This will push warm air down and help keep it in the room.
  • Close the damper on fireplaces when they aren’t in use.
  • Use towels and blankets on drafty doors and windows.
  • Keep vents unblocked. Make sure they’re not covered by rugs or furniture.
  • Close doors to rooms not in use frequently.

Safety is especially important at this time of year. If you use a space heater, use extreme caution.

If you face difficulty with your bills, contact your utility directly to make payment arrangements. Additionally, Indiana's 2-1-1 help line can direct consumers to local resources for financial assistance and to their county intake offices for the Energy Assistance Program. Township trustees and certain utilities also offer assistance to consumers in need.

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