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Program Helps Homeowners Tackle High Energy Bills

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LAS VEGAS --  NV Energy is helping families make their homes more energy-efficient and save money through a special program.

"The compact florescent light bulbs that we replaced for you, they'll save anywhere from 25 to 60 percent of your energy," said Jerry Woo, NV Energy.

To save money, Mia Jean has already unplugged her refrigerator and turned off lights. She's retired and says on average her monthly power bill runs around $500.

"It's terrible. It's $500 and there is no way out of it."

Feeling trapped, Jean reached out to NV Energy and asked for help. A crew came out for free to help make her home more energy-efficient.

"They said that I qualified and it will really be a big difference," she said.

Jean qualified for the Comfort Savings program which is free to families who qualify. The program includes several freebies.

First, NV Energy changed all of Jean's light bulbs to more energy efficient ones. Since it's an older home, the crew also looked for leakage in vents, windows, and doors. Then they installed weather stripping to help keep the outside air out and the inside air in. NV Energy says these are small steps but can make a big difference as they have heard from some customers.

"He actually looked at his bill over the course of 12 months and he sent us a note and said he actually saved 23 percent on his bill," said Bruce Young, NV Energy.

To qualify for the program, you must be at a certain income level. Call (702)895-6220 for more information.



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