• hi beautiful people!

    I just moved to philly, I rented a whole house (as u could read from my past posts...ah we're still rooms available, if anyone is interested) and I'm dealing with the electricity bill.

    I've been told that PECO has a program for low income people (i'm a student) to enable them to pay less in the electricity bill, but I've also been told that now they are going to rise their prices and that's why I wanted to check about other elctricity producers.

    The main problem is that i just arrived here, and i don't know a lot about the whole matter, so I'd like to ask for some suggestion to you.

    thanks a lot for your help

    pietro


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    Pietro

    The charge for electricity in Philly is divided into two charges. Generation and distribution. You have a choice of the company that generates your electricity. By shopping around you can find the lowest generation cost. PECO is the only distributor. At PECO.com you can find a link to a site that gives the generators for your zip code. If no one has info about low income help try calling the city hall help line at 311.

    Joe
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    You can get a reduced kilowatt per hour rate based on your income and you can apply for a LIHEAP grant as well. I'm going to send you a PM now, it should be a big help :)
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    Pietro,

    Where is your house for rent? Please let me know as I am looking for a new place to live. How much is it? Please call me at 484-951-5908. Thank you.

    As for the energy savings, I work for Starion Energy. Our variable rate is 8.8 cents in my area, equal to Peco but cheaper than their 10.5 cents peak rate. The PA power switch is a good site but a lot information is not up to date. So click on each provider's website to see the current rate for your area.

    And use those spiral looking light bulbs, power strips/ surge protectors so you can switch them off easily (things plugged in use electricity even when they are not turned on) and look at solar options from solargoose.com. Replace things that are not energy efficient. When my previous roommates used an old air conditioner it raised my electric bill sky high. Get ducts and vents cleaned out and air filters changed yearly. I know all this is common sense but I thought it was worth mentioning. Good luck!

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