ATLANTA, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is
reminding customers to spring into energy savings by focusing on
energy efficiency throughout the house. Spring is also a great time
to evaluate your Georgia Power rate plan. Finding an option that
better fits your budget and lifestyle can offer savings and more
control of your bill ahead of hot weather.
Spring Cleaning And Other Tips From Georgia
- Focus on the Fridge: Proper cleaning and maintenance of
the refrigerator, such as carefully dusting the dirt from
refrigerator coils and removing excess food or bulky bags to allow
air to circulate, can reduce energy consumption.
- Watch the Windows: Cleaning windows or dusting blinds?
Be sure to leave curtains and blinds open to take advantage of
natural light during the day when cooler weather allows.
- Feel the flow; free your filters: Clean or change air
conditioning filters each month, or pleated filters every three
months. A dirty filter can make your equipment work harder,
resulting in higher bills. Make sure furniture, curtains, rugs and
other items do not block vents and return air registers.
- Fire up the Grill: Reduce the temperature inside your
home by using an outdoor grill or smoker instead of indoor ovens
- Tune-up the A/C: Have your air conditioner
professionally serviced now to ensure it's running efficiently
before summer arrives. When doing yard work, trim plants around the
A/C units so they can receive proper air flow.
- Think Thermostats: Set manual thermostats to 78 degrees
in the summer for peak efficiency and make the most of programmable
and smart thermostats, which help decrease energy use based on your
Tips, Tools & Resources
Whether customers own a home or rent, tailored tips are available
at www.GeorgiaPower.com/Save, which also includes access to a free
online energy checkup and a variety of rebates and incentives for
both homes and businesses.
Flexible Rate Options To Fit Customers' Budgets And
Georgia Power reminds customers that as the seasons change, now is
a great time to review your current rate plan and ensure that you
are on the best rate to fit your budget and lifestyle. Ensuring
that you are on the most economical rate plan for your use is one
of the most effective ways to keep your energy costs low. Customers
can explore details of these Georgia Power rate plans at
- FlatBill® – This plan offers a 12-month fixed contract
price that does not fluctuate when your power usage does –
eliminating surprises and preventing higher bills during peak
seasonal use in winter and summer.
- PrePay – This rate option allows you to pay as you go
and add funds as needed. This plan requires no deposit, credit
check or reconnection fees.
- Pay by Day® – Georgia Power's newest rate plan, this
innovative option locks in a fixed daily price for electricity over
an entire year. This prepaid service plan gives customers the
ability to deposit funds into their Georgia Power account with a
fixed amount deducted daily, no matter the amount of energy
- Smart Usage – This plan can provide savings by
implementing small changes in how and when you use electricity. By
using major appliances such as clothes dryers, ovens and
dishwashers at different times, you could reduce your monthly
- Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) – A great option for
electric vehicle (EV) drivers who can charge their EVs during
nighttime hours and take advantage of lower-priced energy.
- Nights & Weekends – If you can shift when you use
electricity during the summer months to the evening, the Nights
& Weekends rate is for you. By changing when you wash dishes,
do laundry or cool your home, savings add up annually.
- Residential Services – Georgia Power's basic rate plan
is available to all residential customers. This plan has a monthly
base charge and a rate that changes based on your monthly usage and
the time of year.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern
Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value,
Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones
of the company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four
of Georgia's 159 counties.
Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy
at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a
diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and
natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and
wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to
its customers every day and the company is recognized by J.D. Power
as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more
information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the
company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter
(Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram
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