The electric bill can be a budget-buster when you’re surviving on a low income. Fortunately, your power company can usually help. There are several unknown or little-advertised programs that power companies may offer that can help lower the cost of your power bill.
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Most power companies offer a budget billing plan, which averages the annual cost of electricity in a home and bills the customer in 12 even installments. This can help low-income customers maintain a budget and avert payment problems, especially during the more expensive winter months.
Some companies even offer free energy-efficiency improvements (including free LED light bulbs!), free weatherization upgrades and even payment assistance programs!
Just click the link below to find out what discounts, rebates and other money-saving programs are offered by YOUR local utility company!
If you’re struggling to pay your HELCO bill, we found help! There are resources you can use to make your bill lower while also taking advantage of free home upgrades. You can find all the resources we’ve found for HELCO here.