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.
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...