October 4, 2012 | volume 116, issue 24

Knowledge about power gives consumers power

New program aims to inform Cheney residents about electricity use, conservation measures

A light left on, an aging refrigerator or a leaky window frame might not seem like a big deal. But add up the inefficiencies and the result could be a giant electric bill at the end of the month.

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The problem is often a lack of awareness of what makes up a household’s utility bill, says Cheney Light director Joe Noland. This week, the city launched a free application on its website to allow residents to better understand their electric bills and provide tips to encourage conservation.

“You think about your power bill once a month when you pay it,” Noland said. “What we’re hoping to...

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