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PowerShift by NV Energy Has the Right Tools to Save Customers Energy and Money

Jun 20, 2017
11:20 AM

The temperature outside is heating up, but PowerShift by NV Energy can help customers stay cool while saving energy and money.

“Our goal is to help customers make their homes more energy efficient with PowerShift by NV Energy products and services,” said Pat Egan, NV Energy Senior Vice President of Customer Operations. “Air conditioning typically accounts for 50 percent of a summer electric bill. That’s why we encourage customers to get an AC tune-up and take advantage of our free PowerShift Home Energy Assessment and Smart Thermostat services. This way, they’ll be taking steps to manage their energy use while making their home more comfortable.”

A free Home Energy Assessment determines a home’s energy efficiency and helps make it better. A PowerShift Energy Advisor will visit the home to inspect insulation levels, seals around windows and doors, lighting, and the age of appliances then provided personalized energy-saving tips.

Free PowerShift Smart Thermostats can help lower air conditioning costs for an average single-family home by an average of $100 a year. Professionally installed, Smart Thermostats come with online access, a free mobile app and 24/7 customer support. When customers participate in Community Energy Events initiated by NV Energy during times of peak summer energy demand, they’ll see additional savings. These events help reduce the overall electric load at a time when energy costs are higher for everyone.

NV Energy southern Nevada residential customers can also take advantage of rebates for their HVAC system and energy-saving upgrades. Customers receive instant rebates from approved HVAC contractors for AC tune-ups and early replacement.

PowerShift tools, coupled with the following conservation tips, can keep the inside comfortable when the outside heats up this summer:  

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home and several degrees higher when you are away.
  • Maintain your air conditioner by regularly changing air filters and cleaning condenser coils, making sure they are free from debris.
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with more efficient LED bulbs, which can save approximately $7 per year on energy costs for each bulb installed. 
  • Use your outdoor barbecue, rather than your kitchen oven, when possible to prevent excess heat build-up in your home.
  • Use pool trippers to reduce the time your swimming pool pump runs – eight to twelve hours a day is plenty.

Customers can also avoid spikes in summer bills by signing up for NV Energy’s Equal Payment Program, which takes their average power usage from the last 12 months and divides it into equal monthly payments.

To save energy and money with PowerShift tools or for more information, visit nvenergy.com/powershift, call 855-676-9373 or email powershift@nvenergy.com.

NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and more than 40 million tourists annually. NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via nvenergy.com.

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For further information: Jennifer Schuricht, NV Energy 702-402-5241, jschuricht@nvenergy.com