Public hearings for adjustments to Pepco Maryland electric rates are scheduled for 6:30pm May 6 (Prince George's Co. Comm. College, Largo Student Ctr., Rennie Forum, 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD) and 6:30pm May 9 (Montgomery Co. Council Office Bldg., 3rd Floor Hearing Rm., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD). Written comments may be submitted by May 15, visit pepco.com for details.
Use the tips below to help you use energy more efficiently around your home and save money on your bill.
Manage your bill on
My Account. Online energy management tools show you how much energy you are using. The bill to date feature lets you know what your bill costs are to date at any time during the month. You can also get tips based on your energy saving goals.
Unplug unused electrical devices when you leave a room. Chargers use energy when left plugged in after your device is fully charged
Weatherize your home. Apply weather stripping or caulking around doors and windows to help keep heat or cool air from your system inside your home
Maintain home heating and cooling equipment. Get your heating and cooling equipment tuned up periodically by a professional service representative
Check your thermostat. Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter, and higher in the summer, if health permits
Check for air leaks. Check the ductwork for air leaks about once a year if you have a forced-air heating system. To do this, feel around the duct joints for escaping air when the fan is on. Relatively small leaks can be easily repaired by covering holes or cracks with duct tape. More stubborn problems may require caulking as well as taping
Dust or vacuum radiators. Dust and grime impede the flow of heat; keeping them clean helps radiators maintain their efficiency
Install storm windows. Combination screen and storm windows are the most convenient because they can be opened easily when there’s no need to run heating or cooling equipment
Adjust your blinds. Raise your blinds in the winter to let warm sunlight into your home, and lower the blinds in the summer to keep cool air inside
For more tips to help you save money and energy visit our
Home Energy-Saving Tips page, or view our
Helpful Ways to Save brochure.
We offer our customers several programs to help them reduce the amount of energy they use every day. Learn more about
energy-efficiency rebates, incentives and programs we offer.
ENERGY STAR®, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, helps us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.
Online Energy Management Tutorial that offers energy education and savings tips, and information about how to use My Account tools to help you save.