If you’re a Snohomish County PUD customer, you can analyze your PUD bill with the utility’s EnergyAdvisor — and have a chance to win $200 off your bill. Three prizes will be awarded during the promotion, which runs through June 30, 2014. For more information, visit www.snopud.com/energyadvisor.
According to a PUD announcement, the free EnergyAdvisor tool was recently upgraded to integrate customer billing information for account specific data. It’s an easy-to-use online analyzer that enables customers to see where they are using the most energy in their homes, and what they can do to reduce their use and save money. After answering a few quick questions about their homes, customers receive a comprehensive report with tips for no- and low-cost ways to save, as well as information about relevant PUD programs and rebates. A recent billing integration upgrade to the tool enables customers who input their account number to receive more personalized results.
In addition to the whole-home EnergyAdvisor audit, customers can access several special purpose calculators related to thermostats, lighting, televisions, appliances and holiday lighting. Appliance cost sheets provide additional information about average monthly energy costs for operating more than 100 household items.
Home reference tools also provide a collection of resources, such as a library of topic-specific articles, a “Kids’ Corner,” an electricity primer and a highly-visual interactive home tool.