Eversource Helps Customers Manage Energy Costs with New Usage Monitoring Tools

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BERLIN, Conn. (January 21, 2021) – With many people continuing to work and learn from home during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Eversource is helping customers monitor and reduce their energy usage. The energy company is making it possible for customers to monitor their energy use with the Kill A Watt electricity usage meter. The meter shows how much power is being used by most home devices by simply plugging each into the meter. Along with the meter, each kit contains an instructional booklet that explains how to measure and record the amount of electricity being used and offers tips to reduce energy use and costs. The Kill A Watt kits are available for borrowing from nearly 200 libraries around the state.
“The Kill A Watt meter gives customers a real-time look at how much power they are using so they can make immediate adjustments at home to reduce their energy use,” said Eversource Vice President of Energy Efficiency
Tilak Subrahmanian. “We recognize the effect high energy bills can have on our customers, especially at this time. This meter is just one of the tools Eversource customers can take advantage of to better understand their energy use while spending more time at home and help them identify which energy efficiency services and rebates will help them save the most.”
Customers should check with their local library regarding the availability of the Kill A Watt kit. A list of participating libraries can be found at, here.
The energy company is also offering a new online tool to help customers understand and save on their energy costs. The interactive heating cost calculator provides estimates of daily and annual heating costs based on various factors such as heating fuel, size of a home, the efficiency of heating equipment, outside temperatures and
thermostat settings. Customers can also take advantage of the Green Button – an online tool that allows customers to download their energy usage data so they can easily share it with energy-efficiency experts to make home improvements.
The energy company reminds customers that energy efficiency is the single most effective way to control year-round energy costs and encourages people to take advantage of its energy efficiency solutions. Customers can learn more about the programs available on the energy company’s website.

Written by: Mike Minarsky

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