There are many things homeowners can do to offset the cost of their utility bills. Simple changes in habits or replacing outdated appliances with more energy-efficient ones can go a long way to managing the cost associated with utility services. This guide provides several tools, programs and calculators to help customers identify areas of high consumption, save money through conservation and home improvements and even receive assistance on their bills.
Read through the "Ways to Save" section below to prioritize based on your personal situation. Whether you decide to unplug your coffee maker, upgrade your insulation, invest in smart home technologies, or apply for our rebate or assistance programs, we hope these tools help you to make the right choice for your budget.
HOME ENERGY SUITE: Determine your home water and energy consumption
BPUB's Home Energy Suite can help determine the areas of your home that may impact the electric portion of your bill. These tools can help customers calculate their consumption and make informed choices regarding changing out appliances for more energy-efficient ones, switching to LED lightbulbs, or setting the most optimal temperature in your home. Visit www.brownsville-pub.com/home-energy-suite
CONSERVE & SAVE: Practice energy and water conservation
Conserving energy and water is good for the environment and helps reduce your home's consumption, which translates to monthly savings. Simple changes like turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, and setting the thermostat a few degrees higher can significantly impact your bill. Visit www.brownsville-pub.com/conservation-tips
GREENLIVING REBATES: Improve the efficiency of your home
BPUB offers several rebates for making your home more energy-efficient. Making home improvements like adding attic/ceiling insulation, installing radiant screen barriers, or replacing your HVAC for an energy-efficient one will not only reduce your overall bill but will also provide returns on your investment in the form of rebates. Learn more at www.brownsville-pub.com/gogreen
GET HELP PAYING YOUR UTILITY BILL: Apply for BPUB's utility assistance programs
BPUB offers a variety of assistance programs to help eligible customers pay for their utility bills.
1. Pay Arrangements
2. SHARE Program
3. Elderly Low-Income Assistance Program
4. Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program
To learn more about these programs and the qualification requirements, please visit www.brownsville-pub.com/bill-assistance