Are you looking for ways to save on your Nashville Electric Service? Our contributor Doreen has investigated how you can save money every month on your Nashville Electric Service – and how you can get help paying your past-due balances!
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Get FREE stuff with a home energy audit!
Nashville Electric Service invites customers to complete a FREE do-it-yourself home energy audit. You’ll get FREE stuff just for participating!
Start by taking a quick survey from the eScore program, which helps homeowners finance energy efficient upgrades.
When you’re done, you’ll receive a FREE energy conservation kit that includes:
- 2 CFL bulbs
- Outlet & light switch gaskets
- Filter whistle
- 2 faucet aerators
- Hot water temperature gauge
- Home thermometer
Save money on your monthly Nashville Electric bill!
Sign up for balanced billing and you’ll pay the same amount of money each month on your bill regardless of your actual usage! This lets you pay less in the more expensive months… but you’ll also pay more in the typically cheaper months to balance it out.
Get free weatherization services! You could be wasting money every month because your home isn’t properly weatherized. They also offer a weatherization program to help you get your bills under control long term. If you are low income, getting your bills down permanently is the best way to help stabilize your situation and stop living from one crisis to the next.
Get help with your Nashville Electric bill!
There are many agencies and programs that can assist you with your Nashville Electric bill. Remember – Nashville Electric will not disconnect your service if the heat index is higher than 105 degrees or the high temp of the day is below freezing.
Get help with your Nashville Electric bill from Project Help. It provides energy assistance for low income customers, the elderly and the disabled when they cannot pay their bill. The program is administered by NeedLink Nashville.
In order to qualify, you must be a resident of Davidson County or a Nashville Electric Service customer. Your need to have an overdue bill or your service needs to have already been disconnected.
You can apply in person on either Monday or Tuesday of the week without an appointment. Their office is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are medically homebound or age 75 or older, they ask that you call (615) 269-6835 so that they can work with you at your convenience.
It is a good idea to download the application from their website before you go. This will allow you fill it out at your convenience and help you find all the supporting documentation you need. Keep in mind that you must deliver it in person. They do not accept applications via email or snail mail. When you go, you need to bring your ID and pertinent documentation for all household members. They will want documentation for all sources of income, such as earned income, unemployment benefits and retirement income.
Bring your most recent utility bill showing the amount past due. You should check their website for additional provisos and other details, such as directions to their office.
Apply in person at the office at this address:
1600 56th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37209
The program is able to help about 40 percent of applicants. Please notify them if your service has already been disconnected, if you are disabled, have a life-threatening medical condition, very young children in the home or other special needs. They prioritize helping those with special circumstances that make the loss of the service a serious hardship. This allows them to do the most good with the funds they have available.
In most cases, they will let you know what their decisions is within 10 days. If your service has already been disconnected and you let them know that, they will try to fast track the process.
They will consider a variety of factors in deciding whom to help. This includes payment history, ability to maintain your service after you receive assistance and the amount of the bill. Keep in mind that there are some situations they do not help with and there are some circumstances that can bar you from receiving their assistance, at least temporarily. For example, if you have written a bad check for your electric and not clear that up, this can bar you from receiving aid from them.
In addition to providing help with overdue or disconnected utility bills, they also can provide assistance with deposits. But any past due bills need to be cleared up before you qualify for such aid and you can only ask for assistance once every twelve months.
LIHEAP is a federally funded program that is locally administered. Its mission is to provide energy assistance to low income renters and homeowners.
Here is the local address and other contact information for the administering body for Nashville:
Metro Action Commission
800 2nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201
Some additional information can be found at the search for (Davidson County) on the national site.
For other customers outside of Davidson County, this is the contact information you need:
Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency
233 Legend Drive, Suite 103
Lebanon, TN 37088
615-742-1113 or 615-453-2243
(Cheatham, Sumner, Trousdale, Rutherford, Robertson, Wilson & Williamson)
The national website also provides access to a LIHEAP online application for the state of Tennessee.
If you need additional help finding locally available energy assistance, the National Energy Assistance Referral also has a hotline. The toll-free voice number is 1-866-674-6327 or TTY 1-866-367-6228. Their hotline is a FREE service.
You can also email them at: [email protected] If you contact them via email, you need to include your city, county and state in the body of the message.